What do the world's top managers have in common? They've learned the secret of effective delegation and how vital it is to their own success. The successful delegator can double or triple his or her productivity. The non-delegator works frantically, grabs lunches, lugs briefcases, is subjective and generally ineffective. The delegator has time for work and personal life, works effectively and views life clearly. The advantages of delegation are quite simple - you are using other people's brains for your gains. As the axiom goes, you'll be working smarter, not harder. The tips and techniques in this book will help you to: c let go! c give advice without interfering c establish progress reports that keep you informed c manage upward and downward delegation c accomplish more through others.
The Smart Management Guides Series offers practical guidance with helpful tips and checklists, in a range of essential business skills. With each title providing an instant grounding in a key area, they're ideal for today's busy manager. Other titles in the series include: Managing Your Boss, Managing Through Change, Empowering the Self-Directed Team, Unlocking Peak Performance, Essentials of TQM, Motivation and Goal Setting, Essential Delegation Skills, Managing Stress and Assert Yourself!
Contents: The Big Switch - Learning to Delegate; Stop That Thief! The Advantages of Delegation; The Barriers to Delegation; What to Delegate; What not to Delegate; Planning What to Delegate; Effective Goal Setting in the Delegation Process; Three Keys to Choosing a Delegatee; Developing People Through Delegation; The Delegation Conference; Letting Go; Responsibility; The Importance of Spot-Checking Delegation; Making It Stick - Handling Reverse Delegation; Handling Projects Delegated to You.