A good heads-up and reminder to all leadership and management. In my mind, delegation improves the leadership role, but even more importantly it is one of the greatest training tools ever. A part of delegating should include training to THINK and to APPLY PREVIOUS LEARNED CONCEPT AND METHODS TO NEW TASKS OR ISSUES. If your people can manage well in your absence, you are on the right management track. Recommended read.
Excerpt: Delegation is a critical skill. “Your most important task as a leader is to teach people how to think and ask the right questions so that the world doesn’t go to hell if you take a day off,” says Jeffrey Pfeffer, the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and author of What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management. Delegation benefits managers, direct reports, and organizations. Yet it remains one of the most underutilised and underdeveloped management capabilities.
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