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

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The Delegation Cycle

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Effective delegation is not a linear process—it is a cycle. It starts with the leader and involves four key steps. First, leaders have to understand their preferences for delegation. Second, they need to understand their people; this helps provide them with the intellectual resources to accomplish the task. Third, they need to understand the task, and more specifically, the purpose of the task. And fourth, they have to work with the individual or team to share the process for assessing and rewarding the accomplishment of the task. When the leader is at the center of the four steps, a reinforcing circle of authority and trust ...

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