Igniting Workplace Enthusiasm

Know how to delegate


Dale Carnegie defines delegation as an “act enabling another person to be our representative; to commit and trust another person”. Delegation is without a doubt the act of appointing roles and responsibilities to other people as well as giving them the authority related to them. This enables the delegator to perform the necessary tasks to reach objectives while being responsible of the final result.

Why should we delegate?

Concentrate on what is important

First, delegation enables to divide the work load into more simple tasks that can be performed by people other than you, so you can concentrate on more complex tasks or that need to be put in priority, or that require your attention or your particular expertise.

A professional development tool

Delegation is a very effective tool to reinforce self-esteem and make your employees or colleagues accountable. The trust that stems from it  supports the professional development, even personal, of the members through ambitious objectives, while being reachable.

Killing two birds with one stone 

Delegating tasks and responsibilities makes it possible to benefit from specific skills and preferences from employees. Maybe you don’t particularly like to translate documents, but your colleague, apart from being perfectly bilingual, loves to. Why not kill two birds with one stone?


This gives the delegate a chance to show his/her motivation to move forward and his/her ambition. The employee will probably be much more motivated to commit to the task that you delegated to show that they can be trusted. The employee will want to rise to the challenge!

A better result

Delegation enables a distribution of the work load on many shoulders, while accelerating the process. The result will be better, and the process, more effective and faster!

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” (Dwight Einsenhower) Besides enabling you to focus on the tasks that require your attention and reach better results, you will show leadership by embracing the role of coach, and develop the full potential of its team.

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