Driving Results through Delegation

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Somesh Jha

About This Course

Managers act as captains of their ships. Their task is not to do the actual steering or keep stocks of the available rations, but to ensure that all of these tasks are carried out with an end goal of reaching the destination. Managers in the end must choose tasks that have the highest impact to their teams and their organization.

In this experiential and gamified workshop, participants will explore principles of managerial leverage and the art of delegation.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of managerial leverage
  • Appreciate the importance of effective delegation
  • Set up processes for high quality and high productivity

Pre-Workshop Preparation:

Pre-read on the concept of managerial leverage

Skill Drill 1: Understanding Managerial Leverage

“A manager’s output = the output of his or her organization + the output of the neighboring organizations under his influence.” Andrew Grove, High Output Management
A manager’s responsibility is to focus on tasks and activities that have a multiplier effect over an extended period. To create high leverage, manager’s must:

  • Focus on delegation
  • Build skills through one-on-one discussions, coaching, training, feedback
  • Providing information and expertise
  • Build cooperation and collaboration
  • Creating plans

Skill Drill 2: Art of Delegation

A guided session to explore the steps and strategies for effective delegation:

  • Task/Strategic delegation
  • Delegation as a development tool
  • Directive vs Coaching styles
  • Structured delegation
  • Following through

Skill Drill 3: Reflection and Summary

A guided session to share learning and insights from the workshop. Participants complete their learning journal and action plan.

Takeaways- Concepts/Tools and Techniques

  • Delegation checklist
  • Delegation process
  • Managerial leverage

Post-workshop

  • Self-paced simulation
  • Curated learning resources, videos, and book references
  • Guided reflection circle after the workshop

 

 

 

Learning Objectives

Understand the importance of managerial leverage
Appreciate the importance of delegation
Apply strategies to delegate effectively
Set up processes for high quality and high productivity

Target Audience

  • Managers
Driving Results
Free
Duration 3.5 hours

Material Includes

  • Exercises 
  • Workbook 
  • Group Process