Common Myths About Delegation

Delegation can help you to achieve better results as a leader or manager. Yet many managers still often buy into one or more of the following myths about delegation:

    Myth 1: It takes a long time to do

  • The reality is that it is a one off investment of time that pays back quickly.
  • Myth 2: People will let you down

  • The reality is that if you give people the chance, they will almost always rise to the challenge.
  • Myth 3: You can do it quicker

  • Maybe you can but the question is what are you not doing instead that might stop you from getting results?
  • Myth 4: People might do it better than you and show you up

  • You’re right, they might, which goes to show that you should not be doing it in the first place.
  • Myth 5: You will delegate yourself out of your job

  • Not at all, you will create more time to do what you should really be doing.

The reality is that delegation can be the catalyst to delivering better performance. So what stops you?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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