Dynamic Delegation

A leader has many objectives to fulfil. They cannot do it alone. Leaders need to delegate certain tasks.

Let’s consider the phrase, “One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure”. So often the word ‘delegate’ is a considered a dirty word when we might prefer not to do a task ourselves. However, when delegation is done well it can lead to empowered and motivated individuals and teams.

In this interactive Dynamic Delegation session, managers will explore ways to find treasure for everyone, developing their team members and freeing up their time for strategic work. 

Course Content

Setting the context

  • Definition, misconceptions and benefits of delegation
  • When to and when not to delegate?
  • To whom should you delegate?
  • Mental Shortcuts and bias in delegation

Delegate to Empower

Choosing the right level of direction or support based on skill

Delegate to Motivate

  • Articulating the task in a way the excites and motivates the individual
  • (Align, Support, Ego stroke, Bigger Purpose, Skill Stretch)

Managing Reactions

I don’t have capacity, It sounds boring, I’m not clear, I’m not capable, Why me?

Micro-case studies

Apply learning to personal situation

Course Approach


  • Misconceptions about the power of delegation
  • Mental shortcuts that may lead to ineffective delegation


  • New approaches to better plan for delegation conversations
  • Skills and techniques to delegate more effectively
  • Framework to ensure future delegation conversations are successful


  • How a manager may delegate the same task to different people to motivate the individual
  • How team members may respond to tasks being delegated the them

Embedding Success

Post programme activities to support the transfer of learning and building of habits


Reflect on recent tasks you have delegated. To whom do you usually delegate? What led you to make this choice? How have you delegated this? Which tactics have you employed? What habits have you formed? How is this helping or hindering your delegation?


Consider a task that needs to be delegated. Consider two people to whom you might delegate this task to. What differences would you make in how to do this? Which approach would be the most successful?


Consider a task which might provoke a negative reaction when delegated. How could you encourage the person to see the task in a positive way? What tactics might you use? What support might you offer? How will you deal with those concerns?


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