7 Delegation Posts To Stretch Your Leadership – Delegation Recap


Here’s how wikipedia defines delegation:

Delegation is the assignment of responsibility or authority to another person (normally from a manager to a subordinate) to carry out specific activities. It is one of the core concepts of management leadership. However, the person who delegated the work remains accountable for the outcome of the delegated work. Delegation empowers a subordinate to make decisions, i.e. it is a shift of decision-making authority from one organizational level to a lower one. Delegation, if properly done, is not abdication. The opposite of effective delegation is micromanagement, where a manager provides too much input, direction, and review of delegated work. In general, delegation is good and can save money and time, help in building skills, and motivate people. Poor delegation, on the other hand, might cause frustration and confusion to all the involved parties.  Some agents however do not favour a delegation and consider the power of making a decision rather burdensome.

The past few weeks, I have been concentrating on this important leadership topic.  Today, I want to wrap up the series (for now) with the video of my presentation to student leaders at Grove City College last month.  During the presentation, I had an opportunity to speak about delegation, leadership, and legacy.  After you watch the video, I have included links to seven delegation posts which I used to craft my presentation.

7 Delegation Posts To Stretch Your Leadership


  1. Stressed, Exhausted, Inadequate Leader – You’re Not Alone
  2. The Solution To Leadership Stress, Exhaustion, and Inadequacy – 6 Reasons Leaders Should Delegate
  3. 4 Reasons Leaders Resist Delegating
  4. 13 Delegation Quotes
  5. 8 Things To Avoid When Delegating
  6. 11 Keys To Delegation Success
  7. Confessions Of A Leader Who Struggles With Delegation

Which delegation post was your favorite?  What have you learned about delegating that you would like to remember?  What is one thing you can do to improve the way you delegate?