Delegation: How to Delegate Effectively?

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Delegation: How to Delegate Effectively?
Genevieve Northup, Premium Member
Fayol’s 13nd principle ("Initiative") is linked to the management role of delegator. Kreitner (2009) defines "delegation" as: the transfer of decision-making authority to subordinates (p. 253).

Sadly, many managers mistake passing on “tasks,” not “responsibilities” as delegation (Gallo, 2012). The result is overstressed managers and less satisfied employees who do not believe they have “ownership” of projects (Gallo, 2012). As a result, initiative is low.

Pfeffer (as cited in Gallo, 2012) explains that managers are often trapped in the “self-enhancement bias,” afraid they may appear as less integral to corporate success if they delegate. Introspection is necessary to accept and overcome this issue, r...

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Javier Elenes, Member
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Jaap de Jonge, Editor
Thank you Genevieve. The ability to delegate well ...

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Andrew Blaine, Member
The primary reason for delegating is to permit the...

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Howell, Member
I have found the key to successful delegation is c...

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Otieno, Member
Delegation gives the delegee an opportunity to lea...

Successful Delegation as a Manager
Abel Anyolo, Member
For a successful delegation, managers need to be c...

Delegation: Mind the Details!
Paolo Pozzi, Member
I support @Javier E...

Delegation and Leadership
Murty Magda Pane, Member
In my opinion, delegation is always aligned to lea...

Delegation is a Leadership Style
Shaheen Lakdawalla, Member
Delegation is a leadership style. In my opinion th...

How to Delegate Depends of the Type of Organization
Hussain Abdulla, Member
I think delegation depends on the type of organiza...


Delegation and Trust
Rakesh Bhatia, Member
Let's define Delegation as: sharing responsibility...

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Francis Joseph, Member
For the purposes of promoting team work, trust, ef...

Delegation is a Leadership Style for Poor or Lazy Leaders
Jose A. De las Rivas, Member
In my personal point of view, a manager can delega...

Advantages of Delegation for Team Members
fulayi, Member
The team leader is not the only one who sees the a...

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pradeep deo, Member
Effective leadership knows the art of delegation. ...


Empowering Really Helps
Emmanuel Mwirichia, Member
The lack of a structured manner of delegation lead...



Trust and Authority
Andrew Blaine, Member
@Ranjeet Menon:...

Delegation Must Be Well Prepared
jorge anibal hoyos hoyos, Member
The employees must be prepared to receive responsi...

When to Delegate and Why
Ofwono Willy Osinde, Member
In most cases, managers delegate when they are pre...

When to Delegate? It Depends on…
jorge anibal hoyos hoyos, Member
There are I think no clear rules that exist to det...

Why Managers Should Delegate Responsibilities
mchelu, Member
A manager is accountable to delegate responsibilit...



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