Richard Denny, the author of  Motivate to Win and  12 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership



This is the secret of successful delegation. When you tell somebody exactly how you want a task carried out, it removes any creativity. It becomes completely boring, there is no challenge and they do not have to develop in any capacity whatsoever.

4 Stages of Successful Delegation

  1. Assume that people who work for you have ability and show you have confidence in them

  2. Be specific about what is expected. Tell the person:

    • what should be done;

    • why it is needed; and

    • when it should be completed

  3. Tell them what should be done, but don't tell them how.

  4. Give credit and praise generously if a person does a good job

Decentralization and Delegation

Delegation DOs and DON'Ts

Empowerment vs. Delegation

Employee Empowerment

Why Employee Empowerment?

Empower Others

10 Steps To Empowerment

Getting Employees Involved: 9 Ways

Balanced Employee Empowerment

Freedom to Fail

Performance Management

Setting Objectives


Energizing Employees


Skill-Will Matrix