Are you an effective delegator of your work? If not, you aren't alone. Many leaders struggle to loosen the reigns of their to-do list--but delegation increases your ability to do what you do best. Learn the easy-to-master five-step process for effective delegation.
Delegation amounts to a lot more than just passing work off onto subordinates. When handled correctly, it gives managers a chance to strengthen their departments by developing the skills and organizational competencies of their people. Filled with quick tips, exercises, self-assessments, and practical worksheets, this book presents an easy-to-master five-step process for effective delegation. Readers will learn how to: determine which task to delegate identify the right person for the job assign the task monitor progress and provide feedback * and evaluate performance The book shows readers how to set the stage for excellent results, what to do if things go wrong, and how to ensure that all their people benefit from the experience. This is a quick, comprehensive course on an essential-and sometimes overlooked-management competency.
Richard A. Luecke (Salem, MA) is a freelance business writer and publishing executive whose articles have been published by Oxford University Press, John Wiley Sons, and Harvard Business School Press. He has negotiated over one hundred contracts with individuals, businesses, and non-business institutions. He is the author of The Manager's Toolkit and The Entrepreneur's Toolkit.
CONTENTS Preface vii Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Determine Which Tasks to Delegate 9 Chapter 2 Identify the Right Person for the Job 19 Chapter 3 Assign the Task 33 Chapter 4 Monitor Progress and Provide Feedback 49 Chapter 5 Evaluate Performance 59 Chapter 6 Typical Problems and How to Solve Them 73 Chapter 7 Five-Day Shape-Up Plan 87 Afterword 93 Glossary 95 Selected Readings 97 Index 99