Delegating: The Forgotten Leadership Skill [Infographic]

Whether you’re a team leader, an entrepreneur, or in some similar position of authority, delegation is going to be a major part of maximizing your productivity. It is also a skill that will keep you sane during tight deadlines and through large workloads. The problem is, many people don’t know how to delegate effectively. Or, they aren’t willing to do it unless they absolutely have to. And yet, delegating is a skill that, like any other of the “soft” variety, can be learned and improved on over time.

How to Get Better at Delegating

One of the biggest problem most new leaders face? The inability to let go of their own work.

Sometimes they feel so dedicated to completing their work they refuse to let other people help. Other times, they simply don’t see the need to delegate. Why go through the hassle of delegating when you can just do it yourself? After all, if you want something done right…

But, the result can be overworked, exhausted leadership and employees not living up to their potential.

If you think you might have a problem with delegating, this infographic from Headway Capital can help. It explains why it’s important to delegate and how to recognize that you’re not delegating enough. Then, it goes on to provide a few tips to help you learn to delegate more. Being a good leader isn’t about doing more work; it’s about maximizing potential.

And in the end, a good leader needs to learn to actually… lead.

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