“Strategy equals execution. All the great ideas and visions in the world are worthless if they can’t be implemented rapidly and efficiently. Good leaders delegate and empower others liberally, but they pay attention to the details, every day.”
- Colin Powell
When employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.
1. Accepting that you can’t do everything yourself is a critical first step to delegating
2. Keep a daily diary of how you spend your time.
3. Delegation shouldn’t be yet another task. Make it part of your process for creating staff development plans so that they can build the skills they need.
4. Give power to those who have demonstrated the capacity to handle the responsibility.
5. Don’t second-guess others’ decisions and ideas unless it’s absolutely necessary. This only undermines their confidence and keeps them from sharing future ideas with you.