The importance of delegation.

All leaders know how important delegation is. We have many tasks and activities that someone else on the team should be doing. Here is the challenge: when we get overloaded, the temptation is to just "get this off my to-do list." Care must be taken to ensure we are not pushing our work to someone else. That is not delegation. When delegating, we must be confident that the other person can execute the task effectively. Below are some questions to consider before delegating. Do they have time? Do they need help prioritizing? Have they expressed interest in the task or project? Do they have the necessary skills to execute? Do they typically meet deadlines? If others are involved, do they [...]