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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Boosting Employee Performance by Susan Shelly, Marc Dorio

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Why You Need to Be Able to Delegate

The simple fact is that one person can’t do it all, and if you try to, you and your business will suffer. Some managers don’t delegate, because they honestly believe no one else can do the job as well as they can. That may or may not be the case, but refusing to delegate work to employees doesn’t say much for your confidence in their abilities—or the role you’ve played in developing those abilities.
If you’ve followed the steps of the performance management cycle by establishing job performance standards and expectations, providing effective training and coaching, and reviewing performance, your employees should be perfectly capable of achieving the tasks you delegate.
Other managers are afraid it will appear ...

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