Use Every Tool You Have

Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house . . . “Go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.” Genesis 24:2, 4

Delegation is the most powerful tool leaders have. Delegation increases individual productivity according to the number of people to whom leaders can delegate. It increases the productivity of their department or organization. Leaders who can’t or won’t delegate create a bottleneck to productivity.  So why do some leaders fail to delegate effectively?
1. Insecurity
2. Lack of confidence in others
3. Lack of ability to train others
4. Personal enjoyment of the task
5. Habit
6. Inability to find someone else to do it
7. Lack of time
8. An “I do it best” mind-set

If you recognize yourself in any of the issues above, you probably aren’t doing enough delegating. Here are some other indicators that you need to delegate: When deadlines are missed often; crises become frequent; someone else could do the job; or those under your leadership need another world to conquer.

Developing the Leaders Around You

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