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How to Delegate by Robert Heller

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Recognizing and Dealing with Barriers

Managers can find delegation difficult. Barriers preventing delegation are often based on negative feelings of insecurity and mistrust. The gains achieved through overcoming these feelings and beginning to trust will far outweigh any possible losses.

TIP

Avoid keeping work because you do it better – that is bad management.

Doing it yourself

As a manager, you will probably be more efficient at many tasks than your staff. But if you attempt to do everything because you are quicker, surer, and more proficient you will inevitably find yourself overburdened. As a result you will not have sufficient time to spend on the higher-level tasks that only you can do. Moreover, how will your staff become proficient ...

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