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Some managers don’t manage. Instead, they try to do everything themselves. This never works, because most supervisors have too many tasks and too little time. The solution is to learn to delegate, a basic managerial skill, like planning or budgeting, that you can develop. Business experts Richard A. Luecke and Perry McIntosh offer a simple, straightforward five-step plan you can use to delegate job assignments. The authors outline their approach to delegation in clear language backed by numerous helpful examples. Additionally, they detail typical delegation problems and supply practical solutions. This short, basic manual is smartly laid out, easily accessible and immediately practicable. getAbstract recommends it to anyone who manages others and wants to elicit their best work through effective delegation.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why delegation is important for any manager;
  • Why many managers don’t delegate;
  • How to delegate in five steps; and
  • How to handle some common delegation problems.

About the Authors

Richard A. Luecke is an entrepreneur and business writer. Perry McIntosh is the co-author of a self-study management-trainee course.



Do You Delegate?
As a manager, time is your most precious commodity. Phone calls, e-mails, meetings, business lunches and all the unforeseen events that require your immediate attention rob you of the time you need to perform your actual management duties, such as planning and controlling...

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