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Business Leadership - Delegation and Relationships

1. Manning and Curtis state that effective delegation is an important part of multiplying effectiveness in the workplace. In your own words, explain why delegation is an important tool for a leader to use. What are some of the possible effects if a leader fails to delegate responsibilities among other employees?

2. You have been given a list of work duties to assign to your employees, and you want to make sure that everyone is given a task that they can complete successfully. What factors should you take into consideration when deciding which employees are assigned which duties? How can you effectively present each employee with their new responsibilities? Use concepts presented to you in this unit along with outside research to formulate your answers.

3. Everyone is different. Leaders have to consider the personality traits of every member of their team and adjust their leadership tactics to suit individual needs, but it can be a time consuming task trying to get to know each employee. As a leader, what steps would you take to understand the personalities of your employees without wasting valuable work time? Do you feel it is beneficial to consider the role of personality or would you rather divide work evenly and set a list of standards and deadlines for everyone to follow?

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1. Manning and Curtis state that effective delegation is an important part of multiplying effectiveness in the workplace. In your own words, explain why delegation is an important tool for a leader to use. What are some of the possible effects if a leader fails to delegate responsibilities among other employees?

Delegation is a very important tool for leaders to use in business situations. When a leader delegates, they take their tasks and assign subordinates to these tasks - divvying out the individual tasks of the team and allowing others to learn new skills. Delegation can help business leaders complete more tasks, give subordinates more responsibility, help others feel more vested in the company, and reach the company goals. In my opinion, delegation is important because it not only helps you get your work done more efficiently and more effectively, it also helps to increase employee morale and creates a bond with the employees that work for you. If a leader fails to delegate responsibilities among other employees, the following may occur: projects may be delayed or not completed at all, customers may not be helped as quickly as needed, resulting in loss of customers and revenue, challenges are not taken care of, employees may be unsatisfied in their work and feel under-appreciated and not utilized to their full potential, and in the end, profits may go down (Javitch, 2005). Proper use of delegation allows a business leader if they are too busy to complete all of their tasks. It is a win-win solution. The work gets done, and employees feel more appreciated and vested in the company. ...

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