Best Practices for Delegating Responsibility

Best Practices for Delegating Responsibility

Leadership is a frequent topic of discussion at Lakeside Events meetings. Specifically, we discuss what it means to be a good leader, and the proficiencies a successful director possesses.

One of the common traits we’ve identified in all effective Lakeside Events decision makers is that they know how and when to delegate responsibility. Here’s what they do:

  • Let Others Be Experts: Handing off responsibility is difficult for a manager. It’s natural for people to think they’re the only ones qualified to do a job right. For this reason, we seek out the sharpest and most talented professionals available. It’s much easier to delegate when we know that the associate we’re working with is as capable as we are.
  • Do Only What We’re Best At: One of the other tricky parts of delegation is knowing what to do ourselves, and what to let other people handle. Our simple rule of thumb is this: do what we’re best at, and delegate the rest. If you’d like to adopt this as well, but aren’t sure of your strengths, consider what you most enjoy doing. Likely, that’s also what you’re best at.

Great leaders know that they don’t need to be the smartest people on their teams. In fact, it’s better if they’re not. That makes it much easier to delegate responsibility. To learn more Lakeside Events leadership strategies, follow us on Twitter.