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How to Delegate without Stress: What Managers Need to Know

Mike Clayton, Business Speaker and Author

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30 Lessons (1h 48m)
    • 1. L01 Welcome to your Course

    • 2. L02 Delegation or Allocation: what is Delegation?

    • 3. L03 Reverse Delegation: How your Team ends-up Delegating to You

    • 4. L04 Exercise 1: Why do you Find it Hard to Delegate?

    • 5. L05 Ex1 Debrief: The Excuses People Give for Not Delegating

    • 6. L06 Exercise 2: how will You Counter Excuses for not Delegating?

    • 7. L07 Ex2 Debrief: Answers to Excuses for not Delegating

    • 8. L08 Mental Blocks to Delegation

    • 9. L09 Exercise 3: What are the Poor Reasons for Delegating?

    • 10. L10 Ex3 Debrief: Poor Reasons to delegate

    • 11. L11 Exercise 4: What are the Positive Reasons for Delegating?

    • 12. L12 Ex4 Debrief: Good Reasons to Delegate

    • 13. L13 Exercise 5: What Things should You not Delegate?

    • 14. L14 Ex5 Debrief: The Work You should Keep for Yourself

    • 15. L15 Exercise 6: What is Your Delegation Process?

    • 16. L16 Ex6 Debrief: What needs to Go into a Delegation Process

    • 17. L17 The Five step Delegation Process

    • 18. L18 Step 1: Preparing to Delegate

    • 19. L19 Step 2: Principles of Setting up Your Delegation

    • 20. L20 Step 2: Practice of Setting up Your Delegation

    • 21. L21 Step 3: Principles of Locking down Your Delegation

    • 22. L22 Step 3: The Five Levels of Delegation

    • 23. L23 Step 3: The Jiminy Cricket Effect

    • 24. L24 Step 4: Overseeing the Delegation

    • 25. L25 Step 5: Closing out the Delegation

    • 26. L26 Step 5: How to Offer Feedback

    • 27. L27 Step 5: Positive Feedback or Negative Feedback

    • 28. L28 Four Attitudes for Good Delegation

    • 29. L29 Exercise 7: Reflection on Your Skills Development

    • 30. L30 Goodbye and Good Luck


About This Class

I was once a manager myself, so I know the challenge of getting the best from my team members – using their time well, keeping them motivated, and developing new skills. 

And I also know the pressures on your time,now you have more responsibilities.

It doesn’t matter how good you are at doing stuff: once you become a manager or supervisor, you need to be able to delegate.

And that’s what you’ll learn by the end of this course.
You'll be able to delegate with the confidence that the task is under control.

What you'll get

You’ll get over 25 modules, going deep into the craft of delegation, so you’ll be able to delegate precisely and with confidence that the work will be done…
And done well.

Multiply your Effectiveness, Build Team Resilience, and Increase Motivation in your Team

This course has five sections
In the Introductory section, we’ll talk about

  • what delegation is
  • how to avoid reverse delegation, where you end up doing the work your team are supposed to be doing for you.

A lot of new managers, supervisors, team leaders, and project managers find it hard to delegate.
They give all sorts of reasons why they don’t do it.
So, in section 2, we’ll look at those excuses, and why they are bogus.

Delegation is a powerful organizational tool.
But only when used for the right reasons.
In section 3, we’ll look at:

  • the positive reasons to delegate, 
  • the reasons you should never use for delegation, and 
  • the tasks that you should keep to yourself, and not delegate at all.

Section 4 is the main part of this course.
You’ll learn the five-step process for delegating effectively, and we’ll tear down each step to understand how it works.

Finally, in section 5, we’ll wrap it all up.

Who I designed this course for
This course is designed for you if:

  • You are a new manager, supervisor or team leader
  • … or you hope to be
  • You have some experience, but need a refresher on delegating
  • If you hope to succeed in management and want to make a rapid start
  • … and if you are unlikely to get all the support and advice that you want from your colleagues and your organization.

If this sounds like you, and if you are ready to start succeeding as a leader, enroll now by clicking the button.  I look forward to working with you.

Prior Experience The only prior experience you need is working life. But, if you have management, supervisory, or team leading experience, you'll find it even easier!

Your Tutor Your tutor is Dr. Mike Clayton. As a senior project, program and change manager at international consulting firm, Deloitte, Mike led large and complex change projects for his clients. 

Now, as a trainer and facilitator, he has been applying what he learned and teaching it to others. This course represents 15 years' experience of what tools students find most helpful, and 25 years experience in business, managing change, large and small.





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Mike Clayton

Business Speaker and Author

Hello, I'm Mike.

I'm a business trainer, consultant, author and speaker. Over the last 15 years, I have trained many thousands of supervisors, managers, leaders, and professionals.

Since 2002, I've been helping professionals, managers and leaders to excel in their roles with management, leadership, and personal effectiveness training.

I have written over a dozen books for major publishers like Wiley, Macmillan and Pearson, including: Powerhouse, How to Manage a Great Proj...

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