So how good do you think you are at delegating? I used to tell people I was a wizard at it. Truth is, I was delegating things that weren’t that important or had low value to me. It wasn’t until I wanted a higher level role that I realized I needed to learn to delegate effectively.
Have you ever said aloud,” I can get it done faster myself” or “I can do it better than someone else” or “By the time I explain what I need, I could have it done”? At one time or another, we have all believed that we could do something better or faster than someone else.
Here is the truth. If you want to be an effective leader, you need to learn to effectively delegate. I came across this Delegation Self-Assessment and to be honest, I cannot recall where it came from. I do know one thing. It is a great way to measure our delegating capability.
Take the Assessment and Learn How Good You Are At Delegating!
What is the value of taking an assessment that measures your ability to delegate? None, unless we commit to being honest with ourselves. Then it is a great starting point. We know where we are and can establish a goal on where we need to go.
I would encourage you start by asking a trusted colleague for their perspective on your delegation capability. Then take the assessment. There is a great article in Harvard Business Review about delegation. Worthwhile read!
Time to Take Action.
Once you have taken the assessment, it is time to set a goal on small steps you can take to strengthen your delegating capability.
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