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Are You Delegating So It Sticks? How to make delegation easier and more effective

As a manager, you’re well aware of the importance of developing subordinates, and that means delegating responsibilities to them that will hone their problem-solving and decision-making powers. But when pressure is building and the clock ticking, sometimes the better option seems to be tackling a challenge yourself rather than coaching an employee in doing it. Don’t give in to this temptation; in the end, you’ll cheat your employees and yourself. In the HBR article, “Are You Delegating So It Sticks?” experts across a range of industries dispense tested advice for making delegation easier and more effective.

Some of tips include:
1.    Make yourself let go
2.    Ask, don’t tell
3.    Match tasks to people
4.    Cultivate independent thinking
5.    Link people with resources.

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