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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper sit down with Eric Geiger to discuss the differences between effective delegation of work and simply dumping work on others. They often look very similar in action but the net results can be the difference between a healthy team and a dysfunctional one.
- What is the mindset and motivation of a leader who delegates vs. a leader who dumps?
- How do these manifest themselves on a day-to-day basis?
- What is the effect over time when a leader dumps work instead of delegating?
- What is the effect over time when a leader effectively delegates work?
- What are steps a leader can take to begin delegating effectively?
“All leaders have struggled with dumping instead of delegating.”
“The mindset of delegating is caring about the person and the work.”
“Dumping is an act of desperation. Delegating is leadership.”
“A leader will not be dumped on more than once.”
“The telltale signs of dumping are a tight deadline, little direction, and no support.”
“Delegation includes ownership and responsibility.”
“If work is delegated with intention trust grows.”
“A big part of our stewardship as leaders is people.”
“Over time dumping draws your heart away from your work.”
“Delegation increases the bandwidth and capacity of both the organization and individuals.”
“We are called to make disciples not just be disciples.”
“Too many leaders live in neutral.”
“If a person is higher in competence they need less of a leader’s time.”
“Gauge confidence, competence, and commitment.”
“Over time you’re moving from directive to supportive to delegative.”
“In a situation when a leader is dumping very little credit is handed out.”
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