Have you ever had a boss who dumped a task on you, providing little or no instruction regarding requirements or coaching to help you succeed? How did that feel? How did you cope? How do you want to be thought of as a leader—as a delegator or as a dumper?
Let's face it: All too often leaders hold onto tasks and activities that they clearly should let go. So, what holds you back? Do you:
If you're like many first-time leaders, you clearly don't have the time or capacity to do everything yourself. But delegating tasks can be daunting, particularly if you're reluctant to give up the kind of work you enjoy or are worried about losing momentum on a project ...