It takes courage to delegate effectively. If you're
afraid to let someone else see your weaknesses, take heart: nobody's perfect.
Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don't work as well as you think they
- Break the habit of total self-reliance. You're not the only person who can or wants to do a good job.
- Off-load one skill at a time. A gradual approach keeps both "delegatee" and "delegator" from being overwhelmed.
- Establish a clear division of labor. This way nothing gets done twice or slips through the cracks.
- Be precise about your goals, but keep an open mind about how you reach them. Engage your team members' creativity—you might gain from their fresh approaches.