Sharing the Load: Intro to Delegation

Sharing the Load: Intro to Delegation

This program explores principles of effective delegation, and examines why delegation is often difficult. As you advance in your career, the things that you are responsible for tend to become more challenging and complex. No matter how busy you are, you only have 24 hours in a day. Leaders need o be able to use delegation as a tool to create time for themselves, move tasks to people better positioned to handle them, and to develop people on your teams. Yet even though the benefits of delegation are clear, leaders often struggle with it. Being effective at delegation requires a deliberate effort, but it's worth it.

Dr. Andrew Hill is co-founder of BurnBright. He has a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Master's in Public Policy from U.C. Berkeley. Prior to founding BurnBright, he served as a professor at the U.S. Army War College, a school for senior military and national security leaders, where he was the first Chair of Strategic Leadership.

Sharing the Load: Intro to Delegation
  • Intro to Delegation

    Delegation is the fundamental role of management. It saves time and connects expertise to actions.

  • Why is Delegation Difficult?

    Lack of time, a need to control the results and avoid risk, and a lack of knowledge create barriers.

  • Define, Assign, Enable: the Delegation process

    This is a helpful framework for being more effective when we delegate. Clearly define the task, give a specific assignment, and enable success.

  • Define

    What is the delegated task or choice? How specific does a definition need to be when we delegate?

  • Assign

    The RACI framework is useful for assigning: Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed.

  • Enable and Conclusion

    How do we enable success when delegating? It starts with shared understanding and mutual trust.

  • Andrew Hill Bio

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    Before co-founding BurnBright, Andrew was a professor at the U.S. Army War College, where he taught senior national security professionals. As the War College's first Chair of Strategic Leadership, Andrew's research focused on connecting people, strategy, and innovation. He has a doctorate from H...