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The DNA of Leadership by Alan Weiss, Myron Beard

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CHAPTER 4

Effective Delegation: Trusting Others Not to Steal Your Wallet

Executives moving into leadership positions are initially likely to have the “drinking from a firehose” experience. New leaders can be so overwhelmed with the demands of their position, learning the business, and meeting the people for whom they are responsible, that just sorting through tasks and initiatives is daunting. These issues are compounded dramatically when the leader has come from outside the organization. While new leaders always need help in the management of duties, it is not always clear who and what they should include in this process.

This is not an issue that is isolated to new leaders. In fact, the Change Management Consulting organization has estimated ...

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