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Discover the 7 Key Elements for Successfully Managing for Results
Effective Delegation is a Management Game Changer
The process of effective delegation of important projects and assignments starts with having an effective plan. This does not always have to be a complete project plan but a written statement of what needs to be done, who needs to be involved and when and how the assignment needs to be completed.
Collaborate with your Team
If the assignment is going to involve the team, or a sub-team, get people together and review your draft of the project plan and get their input. People absolutely support what they help create.
Delegate with Empowerment
When you delegate a task to a member of your team, someone who you know has the skill and experience, it is important to also provide the authority for the task.
This is part of empowering people.
Establish Project Milestones
For more complex projects and assignments, or ones with multiple teams, it may be important to set up interim milestones. These represent dates when important sub-steps need to be completed.
Management & Leadership Styles Must Be Adapted
Every successful manager and executive has a style of leading their teams or business units. That said, some projects call for modifying your style to fit a given situation. This is not easy but can make a difference. If your style is such that it just doesn’t fit the situation, perhaps you can use bring in a senior staff person for parts of the project.
Execute for Success
In the end, top managers get things done through others. This means planning, delegating and managing the execution of your plan. Build a reputation as a “get it done manager”. Master these advanced skills.