Effective Delegation (1/4)

Delegation is the act of getting things done through others. It’s actually not a single action, but a process, an attitude, and even an approach to work. It’s absolutely essential in all types of leadership roles and is usually something you need to train if you are new as a leader.

Delegation is important for many different reasons, most importantly it’s impossible to do everything yourself. But you can also see it as a way to consciously develop others and help them grow.

This is the first of four parts in using a simple, yet very effective framework for delegation. 

The goal is to get you comfortable using this tool, so that you can use it every time you delegate a task.


So, the framework is called ABCD of delegation. It stands for Analyze, Brief, Coach, Debrief.

The first step is to Analyze.

In the morning, before your day starts:

• Look at all your tasks for the day and pick one task to delegate.

• Who should this task be delegated to?

Thoroughly think through all your team members. What are their goals, strengths, availability, development needs? See who is the best match for the task.

Next part we will take in the next letter - B for Brief.

Good luck!