About Kathleen Brady

Kathleen Brady, CPC, is director of Career Services and adjunct instructor at Georgian Court University and principal of Brady & Associates Career Planners, LLC, a career coaching and professional development training company. She can be reached at kbrady@careerplanners.net OR KBrady@georgian.edu

The Art of Delegating

Delegating is an overlooked, yet essential skill to master. Its purpose is to enable you to dispose of simpler tasks to free you up to perform tasks that are of greater value to your business. The truth is you probably can do most tasks better and faster than your employees. Delegate it anyway. The better your team does under your leadership, the more successful your business will be. Understand that there is a difference between assigning a task and delegating one.  If there are multiple directives, required check-ins and a significant amount of supervision time, you have merely assigned the task.  This method will cause you to become a choke point and slow down the work process. Remember, people rise or fall to the level of expectation.  Delegate tasks and hold people accountable. Use the four-step delegation process outlined below. THINK IT THROUGH. Clearly define your goals and objectives, assign the tasks and assess progress to ensure you get the end result you want. ASSEMBLE THE TEAM Identify the person(s) who can get the job done. Be sure that they: have the ability to perform the task; understand the project’s overall objective; can complete the task in the allotted timeframe;

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