10 Phrases That'll Doom Your Delegation Attempts (and What to Say Instead)
Today’s CEOs use the “70% Rule” when it comes to delegating successfully. That is, if the person you’d like to perform a task can do it at least 70% as well as you can, delegate it. While the idea of settling for a less-than-perfect performance is slightly nerve-racking, successful leaders know that handing off assignments saves time and builds skills among team members.
But delegation isn’t as easy as it sounds. When it comes to actually assigning someone a project, how do you communicate it in a way empowers your co-workers (and doesn’t just make them feel like you’re throwing work on their plate)?
That’s where Wrike’s SlideShare comes in. To make sure that you delegate with clarity, certainty, and positivity, Wrike collected 10 phrases that should never leave your mouth when handing off a task—and 10 phrases that really should.
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