It looks like I'm not the only one who deals with turning workers into leaders (or managers!). Bren over at Slacker Manager just dropped a great post on delegation. Bren opens it up by saying...
Delegation has a sweet spot and it lies somewhere between the tightfisted grip of the control freak who can’t give anything away, and the lackadaisical absentee manager who won’t accept responsibility. Somewhere in there is a place where a manager can offer a chance for expanded responsibilities, with a safety net. It’s the place where an employee can broaden their experience and know that failure is an option. As a manager, that’s what I aim for.
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