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The Seven Keys to Effective Delegation

THE PURPOSE of this book is to give you the skills you need to be absolutely excellent at delegating tasks to others for the rest of your career. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books, articles, and courses on this subject. Many of the ideas they teach can be distilled into these seven key skills.

Match the Person to the Job

The first skill for effective delegation is for you to match the job to the skills and abilities and the motivation level of the subordinate. This doesn’t mean you can’t give people jobs that are more challenging than what they are doing now, but it is important that you not give them jobs that are too difficult or so beyond their current abilities that they have little ...

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