Delegating to Get Things Done
In This Chapter
Managing through delegation
Debunking the myths about delegation
Putting delegation to work
Choosing which tasks to delegate
Keeping tabs on your employees
Making things happen when you aren't in charge
The power of effective management comes not from your efforts alone (sorry to burst your bubble) but from the sum of all the efforts of each person within your work group. If you're responsible for only a few employees, with extraordinary effort you perhaps can do the work of your entire group if you so desire (and if you want to be a complete stranger to your friends and family).
However, when you're responsible for a larger organization, you simply can't be an effective manager by trying to do all of your group's work. In the best case, the group may view you as a micromanager who gets too involved in the petty details of running ...