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When leaders stop delegating, they spend time making rules or deciding trivial matters, getting mad that staff isn't getting the job done and devising punitive measures. This creates a negative atmosphere for employees. When delegating is done well, employees act on their own initiative.
Three keys to delegating decisions are:
1. Resist the impulse to solve the problem yourself. It is sometimes easier to do this, but solving every problem yourself is exhausting and does not empower your employees.
2. When a leader is adept at delegating, she can focus on long-term goals. Staff will become more creative at making the day-to-day decisions.
3. Delegating creates a positive tone in the company, which encourages employees to take responsibility
|Source||Bob Gunn, "Delegating Decisions," Strategic Finance January, 2003, p. 11.|
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