You’ve probably heard someone change the tone of their voice and say, “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” It’s an oft-quoted line from the 1967 film Cold Hand Luke. It’s a mood lightening way people will acknowledge that a breakdown in communication has occurred.
You already know that delegating is one of the most critical skills in your arsenal as a leader, and you know that delegating is beneficial to you, your staff, and your organization. What’s the best strategy for delegating?
You have way too much on your plate not to delegate. You’re a busy manager with a lot of responsibilities. You know that delegating is one of the most critical skills for any manager to develop. You tried to delegate, and you found that you weren’t really sure what you were doing. You’re not the first leader to try delegating and realize you don’t know what you’re doing.
No leader, you included, sets out to sabotage their leadership efforts. Your lack of appropriate delegation, however, is doing just.