Self-Assessment: "Do I Delegate Enough?"

Delegation doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Many executives, managers and supervisors avoid delegation because of various practical and emotional impediments. It’s important that they try to overcome these challenges, as effective delegation can have wide-ranging benefits to the delegator, delegates and the organization.

To get an idea of how well you delegate, take the following self-assessment from AMA’s new seminar “Delegation Bootcamp.”

How would your colleagues rate you on theses 10 statements?

My colleagues would say: Agree   Unsure Disagree
1. I often need to feel in control. 1 2 3 4 5
2. I rescue colleagues when
     they struggle.
1 2 3 4 5
3. I do work myself rather than
     pass it on.
1 2 3 4 5
4. I don’t act on suggestions
     from employees.
1 2 3 4 5
5. I want things done to
1 2 3 4 5
6. If I want things done right,
     I do them myself.
1 2 3 4 5
7. I check people’s work before
     it goes out.
1 2 3 4 5
8. I want to be kept 100%
     informed on things.
1 2 3 4 5
9. I step in to prevent others
     from mistakes.
1 2 3 4 5
10. I like things done my way. 1 2 3 4 5
My Total Score:   _______

40-50 You are likely an empowering leader who gets involvement and commitment.

30-40 You need to do more to be an empowering leader who delegates more.

Below 30 you may be too controlling and may not be delegating enough.

If you need to work on your delegation skills, consider AMA’s new seminar “Delegation Bootcamp,” a fast-paced one-day course that provides delegation strategies that will reduce your stress level, empower your staff and increase your productivity.

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