Improving Delegation Skills For The Leader / Manager ( Stonehouse, 2015 )
1429 Words Jun 8th, 2015 6 Pages
In any organization, the ability to develop leadership skills could mean the difference in failure or success. There are many important leadership concepts to consider. Of those, the ability to effectively delegate is a vital concept. One of the main benefits of delegation is increased efficiency for the leader/manager (Stonehouse, 2015). If a manager is going to efficaciously manage, delegation must be included in his/her skills (Grohar-Murray & Langan, 2011).
Delegation is an area of management and leadership I have greatly struggled with in the past. Many times in my career opportunities to delegate have arisen and I have recognized those occasions quite often. However, I have failed many times in effective delegation. Sometimes it was “just easier to do it myself.” Other times, I may have started the delegation process and found myself micromanaging the task in a way that was very unproductive. The goal was to increase efficiency as a manager and leader by recognizing opportunities for delegation and then appropriately following through on the tasks being delegated. The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle was a useful tool as I worked to achieve my personal quality improvement goal of effective delegation (Neuhauser, Myhre, & Alemi, 2004).
The first step after identifying an area of improvement was to develop a plan to help accomplish the delegation goal. I initially gathered various materials from the textbook and other…