Infographic: Delegation Do’s And Don’ts

The Strategic Coach Team


Delegation is a great way to multiply your capabilities, so here are our top do’s and don’ts for sharing responsibilities with your team.

Delegation Do’s And Don’ts. Strategic Coach® DO update your team constantly on your key priorities so they know what’s most important. DO clarify your expectations by specifying how much time and effort you want people to invest. DO give your team members the support they need to leverage you better. DO tell your team when you’re just brainstorming so they’ll know whether to take action. DO be patient. Let others learn and grow. DO be clear about your team’s level of authority. DON’T expect people to read your mind. DON’T be guilty of giving “drive-by delegations.” DON’T underestimate the time it takes to do things—not everything can be done as quickly as you might think. DON’T micromanage. DON’T delegate your Unique Ability® activities. DON’T underestimate your team’s capabilities.

Illustration by Hamish MacDonald.

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