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Delegating Effectively: A Leader's Guide to Getting Things Done by Clemson Turregano

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Delegating Roadblocks

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If all of this seems obvious and clear-cut, then why don’t more leaders delegate effectively? There are two major reasons. The first is a strong fear of failure. Delegation involves giving people the discretion to determine how to do a task without undue interference, but it is only natural for a leader to be concerned about the quality of the output or the ability of the person or team to handle problems along the way. We all know leaders who have a hard time letting go and seriously struggle with this aspect of delegation. Maybe they fear the work won’t get done, or worse, that it won’t meet their standard of perfection. ...

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