Recognizing a Poor Delegator type Manager

If you have a manager who makes any of the following excuses for not delegating work assignments, you have the wrong manager.

  • “I just can’t find the time too delegate.  I am too busy.”
  • “I can do this task better than others so I will do it myself.”
  • “There is no one in my business unit with the necessary skill or ability.”

The ultimate responsibility of a manager is to get important work done by managing others. This involves organizing the work or project plan so effective delegation can occur. A manager needs to coach and develop his team in order to be able to undertake the work they are responsible for and to make sure that training occurs so people have the skills and abilities to do the work.

If a manager organizes the projects, coaches their people and makes training for skill and knowledge a priority, all of which represent their job, they would not make any of these excuses.  If an organization has this type of excuse maker in a management role…it’s time to make a change.  You don’t have a management who delegates, you have a management de-railer.


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Michael D. Moore is the publisher of Management By Delegation and is a veteran executive with 40+ years in the Banking and Insurance Industries. A devoted entrepreneur, using his business experience to provide resources for managers and leaders at all levels. For the last 5 years, he has built a growing web presence for helping people with personal and professional development. To learn more about these advanced concepts & join our group Click here 5 Must Have Management Skills

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