Delegating for High Performance

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Delegating for High Performance.

Delegating for High Perf

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Delegating is not just about assigning work, it’s about building value in your organization

This is a very useful webinar to download if you want to:

  • Be able to delegate more of your work so you can be more strategic
  • Delegate with higher confidence and reduce risk of failure
  • Develop people, but feel like you don’t have time to teach them
  • Learn the most effective techniques for delegating

Here is what we talked about:

Why delegating is hard

Delegating is hard because when you feel like you are more capable than the person you are delegating to, it just seems easier (and faster) to do it yourself.

In reality it will always be faster to do it yourself in the moment, than it will be to teach someone else.


If it takes you 10 hours to teach someone something that you spend 4 hours a week on (while in the first week that’s more than twice as much time), if you delegate it effectively, forever after you get 4 hours a week back to personally work on higher value stuff.

That is what creating value is about.

Managing Risk without Jumping In

Another reason why delegating is hard is that you are afraid it will all go horribly wrong!

We all must resist the temptation to jump in or fix everything personally to avert problems.

I like to think of this as teaching a kid to ride a bike by running along side and then never letting go!

In the webinar described ways to not only to reduce the risk of failure but to put the responsibility and the motivation to learn solely on the person doing the new task. They will quickly learn to ride by themselves!

It’s a skill all effective managers share — Delegate, but do it in a way that you manage the risk and support the person without micro-managing.

Download the webinar to learn more about how to do this.

The goal: Everyone Steps Up!

It’s important to remember that every time you delegate well, and someone learns, you have increased the capacity of your organization. This is part of the job of every manager.

There is an important link between delegating and building capacity.

If you keep jumping down to cover for work that is not good enough, you are adding much less value by working at a lower level, than if you are delegating in a what that is pulling everyone up.

Delegating and Teaching

In the webinar I gave specific example and techniques for how to make sure that learning always happens when you are delegating.

Once you connect the idea of delegating and teaching, it becomes much easier to delegate with confidence, and keep ownership of a successful outcome without doing and checking all the work yourself along the way.

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