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Delegate Deliberately - Leading with Impact

Learn a consistent and proven framework for clear delegation of tasks by considering an employee’s ability and motivation.

GK# 8621

Course Overview


The ability to delegate deliberately and effectively is critical to a leader's success. Delegating work helps team members apply their strengths, develop their weaknesses, and connect to their passions. Delegating work also allows the leader to focus on leading.

This course helps leaders define which tasks should be assigned to others and how to best delegate those tasks. You will learn to consider your team members' abilities and motivation, and you will learn a consistent framework for delegation that helps ensure required business results are achieved.

Benefits for the Individual

Enhanced ability to delegate work more effectively by:

  • Completing an assessment of a team member's ability and motivation to complete the work
  • Applying the right delegation style based on the team member's ability and motivation
  • Applying a framework to clearly state expectations related to a task
  • Assessing progress with sufficient detail and frequency according to the team member's ability and motivation
  • Identifying potential obstacles and strategies to overcome obstacles when assigning tasks
  • Using a four-step process to teach a new skill to team members who have never completed the task before

Benefits for the Organization

  • Increased likelihood of achieving organization's strategic goals
  • Improved ability to plan and utilize resources
  • Enhanced employee engagement
  • Improved capacity to lead a diverse workforce
  • Enhanced leadership capabilities to sustain an effective and efficient working climate


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What You'll Learn

  • The importance of effectively delegating work to others
  • Apply your knowledge of your team members to effectively delegate and follow up to ensure work is getting done


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Classroom Live Outline

1. More or Less

  • Determining which of the four suggested responses are 'more or less' correct in delegation scenario

2. Delegation Model

3. Case Scenarios

  • Applying the Delegation Model to two scenarios

4. Over to You!

  • Using situations identified in your pre-work, apply the Delegation Model and delegation styles

5. Teaching New Skills

  • When and how to adopt a teaching style,
  • Detailed instructions and guidelines on how to do a task
  • Four step approach to teaching new tasks

6. Using Influence to Engage Others

  • Best practice approaches to influence others in a work environment



Prework for this course should be completed one week in advance and brought to class.

Who Should Attend


Leaders at all levels: vice presidents, directors, managers, supervisors, team leaders, and project managers

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 1 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 1 day

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