Five styles of delegation
Five styles of delegation
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Delegation is an essential leadership skill, yet it isn’t easy to manage it. There are different approaches to delegate tasks. These different ways are what we term as ‘delegation styles.’ Knowing your delegation style will help you understand the right amount of effort required to delegate any job in the best manner!

Leadership styles are situational and depend on the team, team members’ knowledge, and capabilities. In general, they fall into two categories, namely:

Delegation mind map template

Delegation is a skill and to delegate effectively is a process that everyone should learn & adapt to empower themselves & their team

To begin with, you cannot delegate all your work. It requires some efforts to decide which tasks you need to delegate and which you need to do by yourself. Then, for someone to work, you need to assign some authority to their role & provide the support they might require. Though, in reality, not much thought process is given to these details. …

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Working from home is excellent in many ways and challenging as well! When working from home, there is no formal dressing required, no one keeping an eye on you. You can also manage to do a lot of personal work at home. Then what’s the challenge? These same things

With the comfort of home and no one managing, it is easy to be less focused, less productive and not feeling accountable for your work

There are a lot of views surrounded by the concept of working from home. The most prominent being the thought that people choose to work from…

When working on a project, there are times when you need to delegate some or most part of your work to other people in the team.

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Delegation is the assignment of any responsibility or authority to another person (normally from a manager to a subordinate) to carry out specific activities. It is one of the core concepts of management leadership.

Simple, right? But when it comes to practical application, it is not always that simple for majority of people including team members, managers or senior executives. …

In the first part of this guide, we learned how to begin managing the project and how right tools and techniques help you better plan your project.

For the second part, we’ll be learning about what to consider while monitoring project progress for successful completion. We’ll also discuss a few tips on how to get closer to finishing a project on schedule without changing your budget.

Monitor and measure project progress

1. Schedule regular meetings to check on project progress

Be it weekly or bi-weekly, as a manager you should setup a progress tracking meeting with your team to evaluate the overall progress and understand…

Congratulations! You are assigned the job to manage your own project.

You can find yourself in the role of a project manager with little or no prior experience. This article is intended to help you get started in managing your project. Big or small, well managed projects have better end results. Whether you’re leading a product development initiative or working on a complex presentation at work, the same basic steps for project management apply.

Managing your projects and keeping them all on track and managing resources is most of the work that a project manager handles. It involves a whole…

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I am a planner and am sure so would you be.

I love having plans. It helps me have a direction and set a clear focus.

I intended to

N what not…

But sometimes, or a lot of times, plans don’t work as intended. Reasons? Situations, circumstances, changes in priority, shift in focus or sometimes just being too lazy to follow.

If this is something that happens with you as well, then congratulations, you are not alone :)

We all got issues and obstacles and…

It is very important to know that ‘requirement’ is a very broad term for every project. It involves its own engineering process (Elicitation, Analysis, Modeling, Specifications, Validation & Management) to come to a point to be able to deliver the exact solution that meets all the business needs. Therefore, identifying correct requirements is very crucial.

So, how do we do that? Thought about putting your requirements under a quality check? Like, going through the standards to ensure that there aren’t any requirements that got missed, are irrelevant or bad (in the given time context only!).

Here are 2 ways to…

Enjoy all colors of being yourself: joy, love, grief, self-attention, disgust, pride, surprise etc.etc.

How many times have you stopped yourself from saying things that you wanted to say worrying that what impression would it make of you? Would you appear silly, bossy, stupid or arrogant? When was the last morning when you woke up and felt excited about doing what you actually wanted to do rather than what you had to do? When was the last time you had the thought that you didn’t need caffeine to keep you going throughout the day?

“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. …

Surbhi Mahnot

Management Consultant. I write at, with a vision to accelerate personal growth. Follow me @theblogrelay. Love food, travel & people

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