Why do so many good managers struggle to delegate?
Here are two of the biggest reasons:
Fear of losing control
Your parents might have drummed into your head, “The best way to get something done right is to do it yourself!” Solid advice, but if you’re too enamored with your own way of doing things, you’ll never learn to delegate well.
Fear of dropping the ball
What happens when you pass a project to one of your lieutenants? He or she might take the ball and run a different route than you would. One that might not work. Scary? Yes, but at some point, you’ve got to trust your people.
Good people are ready to take on more responsibility. So be brave and try them out!
You won’t be the first.