Four Rules for Effective DelegationA topic of conversation pretty frequently in my Vistage meetings is delegation. Business leaders of all sized companies ask, "How do I know when it’s time to give up something? How do I know what is the best use of my own time vs. someone else’s? How do I hand over tasks without feeling like it’s not going to get screwed up?"

It’s a conundrum. Most of us would love to delegate a good number of our day-to-day tasks. But it doesn’t always work out so well.

Ted Roden, founder and CEO of Fancy Hands, a personal-assistant service, says it’s partly our fault because we don’t give enough information when delegating.

How to Effectively Delegate

Here some ways he suggests for effective delegation:

And finally, never lose faith. As previously mentioned, delegating is very difficult to do. There is truly an art to it and will take some getting use to. Rough patches are to be expected, so just be sure to keep the lines of communication open and never be afraid to ask for help.

What tips do you have for effective delegation?


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