To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well
One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from doing to leading. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep "rolling up your sleeves" to execute tactical assignments.
Strategies to help with delegation
- Start with why
- People always need to understand the reasoning and context for doing everything so try to share not only the business relevance, (how it connects with your purpose statement) share why it is meaningful for you, the leader, on a personal level
People get excited about what’s possible, but they commit only when they understand their role in making it happen.
3. Support, accountability and engagement
- Establish and maintain the agreed upon balance between support and accountability as well as the level of engagement, do they expect you to help do the work? or are they going to do it entirely autonomously?