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Leading So People Will Follow by Erika Andersen

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What Gets in the Way?

As you might suspect, having self-talk that supports delegation is critical. If you’re saying things to yourself like, “No one can do this as well as I do,” or “I can’t trust others to care about quality,” it’s deeply unlikely that you’ll delegate well or completely. The good news is that you can also talk to yourself in a way that supports delegation because it’s simply another application of your ever-deepening self-talk skills.

Nevertheless, there’s another potential impediment in this area. In my experience, the majority of leaders don’t know how to delegate well. They may hand the responsibility to the other person and walk away, or they may stay deeply involved throughout even if the other person supposedly owns it, ...

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