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    Improving Delegation Skills 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). Plan (P) 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…

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    There are a number of mistakes managers can make. Chuck Williams of MGMT Principles of Management has narrowed them down to ten. Although Williams hit the nail on the head with his list, one of them, in my opinion, is most likely to cause derailment: Over-managing: Unable to delegate or build a team. Let me first elaborate on what that statement means to me. Over-managing (or micro-managing) is the unnecessary concern of minor details and excessive focus on supervision and yet evades delegating…

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    Mrs. Dimaano tells me she manages well over a 100 employees, but not not all working full time. The majority of those employees are home health care aides and a mixture of nurses and physical therapists. They are the backbone of the organization, they are the ones actually doing patient care and executing the plan of care which was approved by the patient’s respective physician. She also has a full time staff working in the office maintaining the day to day operations of the company. They are…

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    The democratic style evolved from a knee jerk style that she found to be counterproductive, but used because she lacked the knowledge of how to manage effectively. After trial and error she developed a style both she and her employees were comfortable with. Even with a productive leadership style adaptation continues to be necessary. Conforming to new policy and guidelines established by administration, Medicare, and the accrediting agency the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary…

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    The Vietnam War has served as a lessons learned for the modern military. It was a modern war with many problems and a new type of fighting that would prove problematic to the United States military. Although the Vietnam War has been studied by current military leaders, one can still find problems faced then in today’s conflicts. In the beginning of Afghanistan and Iraq there was a clear and concise objective. This is why the initial invasions of both were successful. Fast forward a few years…

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    During my interview I asked how she as an administrator is able to manage such a large number of people. Her reply was simple. You don’t do it by yourself, she said effective delegation of duties is part of being a good administrator. Know when to take a job for yourself. Know when to delegate it to others. And especially know who to delegate it to so the job gets done. Her responsibilities entail oversight of the company not micromanagement of every single detail (N. Dimaano, personal…

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    Mayer’s continual insistence on micromanagement, from the article The Last Days of Marissa Mayer, is shown by her insistence on being involved in some of the smallest decisions, such…

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    Elton Mayo focused on effective ways to train mangers of organizations; he felt one key component was to ensure mangers were sensitive to employee, realizing they were people with families and lives outside of their jobs. Another key component was how ineffective micromanagement is to the company; mangers should be more trusting of the employees. Change is inevitable, it happens, Mayo suggest rather than imposing change on employees, managers should speak with them about the changes, the reasons…

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    get his BA in politics. However, in the institution, the majority population are engineers and architects, so it was very difficult for him to be promoted. He worked mostly in a domestic department which supports all sorts of facilities’ needs of the entire institution. He mentioned: “because of my military background, I was always a very organized and strict person. So I would require everything and everyone to meet my standards and insisted to help them if they can’t.” He admitted that people…

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    right decisions for them and for others. During this chapter Daft also shared the differences between Authoritarian and Participative Management. “Extremist groups typically tend to be very clearly structured in terms of roles, functions, and membership status. This produces or is associated with a hierarchical authority and leadership structure in which leaders are strong and directive and to varying degrees authoritarian.”(Hogg & Adelman, 2013) By leaders setting their more adequate task…

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