Why do so many leaders fail to delegate effectively


In this video, I look into the question

Why so many people who want to delegate fail to do so effectively?

Before I answer this question, let’s look at why delegation is important.

The number 1 reasons to delegate is to have more time for the things that you like and are really good at.

If you are a good delegator, you are likely to have more time and energy for things that matter to you, rather than spending your days doing things that would be better done by someone else.

The is hardly an executive or manager I meet who do not agree that being able to delegate is critical to have a healthy and scalable business.

And most of the people I work with genuinely want to delegate more but are not satisfied and even frustrated with the results of their delegation efforts.

Now let me answer the question I raised at the beginning.

In my view, and based on my experience,

Many people fail to delegate effectively because they don’t have a plan.

Effective delegation needs planning.

Or, with other words, a plan is key to be able to delegate successfully.

If, for instance, you have a clear plan for what you want to get done in the next 90 days, you can get organised to delegate some of the work to team members.

Without such a plan, you are likely to delegate on an ad-hoc basis, which is hardly an effective way.

Early April is a good time to do a new 90-day plan, as in 90 days, half of the year will be over.

With a good plan for the next 90 days, delegating work will be much easier. Without a plan, effective delegation is almost impossible.

Want to become a better delegator, start by becoming a better planner.

Have you scheduled time for yourself and your team to plan for the time until mid-year?

If not, I invite you to do so.

If you need help with creating a robust plan for the next 90-days, just let us know.