Resources and Recommended Reading
Read: The Art of Delegation: A How-To Guide (Guardian)
This seven step guide from the Guardian does exactly what it says on the tin. Our favourite quote? "Make no mistake, you can make or break your success on the management path by the way you delegate. The best managers are surrounded by willing staff who are not only able to get the job done, but are also concerned about quality and prepared to go the extra mile."
Listen: Delegating Effectively
Delegation is a key leadership skill, but fairly and purposefully deciding who to delegate tasks to can often be overwhelming. Luckily aerospace engineer Jasmine LeFlore has her own practical take on combatting delegation burnout and dividing tasks in a way that grows your team and keeps your focus on the things that matter to you.
Read: To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Delegate (HBR)
One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from doing to leading. Luckily, in this smart piece on the topic, author and consultant Jesse Sostrin lays the blueprint for doing just that.
Watch: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe (TED)
Leadership maestro Simon Sinek believes making employees feel secure is fundamental to creating trust and safety; and key to creating a culture to where delegation is purposeful.
Read: How to Delegate Effectively (The Economist)
Some snappy summarised points on the challenge of Delegation, via the Economist's education arm.
And..... some Recommended Books to buy or borrow, on point and lateral to the topic.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Stephen Covey.
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't, by Simon Sinek.