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Delegating Shouldn’t be Scary

Here’s how to do it right and become a better leader

Learning how to delegate is nothing short of an existential crisis for some leaders. Upon being pressed to delegate more, leaders’ minds can flood with fear-fueled questions: What if they do it wrong and embarrass me? Conversely, what if they do it better than me?

As leaders, we worry an employee’s failure will reflect poorly on us. Rather than delegate more, we cling to control and feel overworked. After all, doing too much feels less risky than not enough.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we fear our teams can outperform us. By constantly rolling up your sleeves, you shield yourself from the knowledge that employees can indeed do it better. Working yourself to the bone is much better than realizing your value is bone-dry.

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