Delegation Quotes

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Delegation Quotes

DELEGATION, n. In American politics, an article of merchandise that comes in sets.

Ambrose Bierce

The first rule of management is delegation. Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t.

Anthea Turner

The great leaders are like the best conductors. They reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.

Blaine Lee

You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.

Byron Dorgan

When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.

Craig Groeschel

Delegation requires the willingness to pay for short term failures in order to gain long term competency.

Dave Ramsey

Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it . . . . Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.

David Ogilvy

Don’t be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.

Donald Rumsfeld

Delegation means that he will concern himself with the results of their activities and not with the details of their day-to-day performance. This requires a degree of confidence in them which enables him to accept certain risks. Unless he takes these risks there will be no delegation.

Douglas McGregor

Delegation is an issue of respect and how much we respect those that are under us on our team.

Dr. Hans Finzel

Once you’ve identified your crucial tasks and sorted out your priorities, try to find a way to delegate everything else. The inability to delegate is one of the biggest problems I see with managers at all levels.

Eli Broad

Delegation is giving others the opportunity to participate in the story. If you have a good story, people will line up to get involved – to play a part in the story.

Eric Phillips

Nobody can do everything well, so learn how to delegate responsibility to other winners and then hold them accountable for their decisions.

George Foreman

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

George S. Patton

As soon as a man climbs up to a high position, he must train his subordinates and trust them. They must relieve him of all small matters. He must be set free to think, to travel, to plan, to see important customers, to make improvements, to do all the big jobs of leadership.

-Herbert N. Casson

I find that many entrepreneurs are trying to do everything when it would be cheaper and more time-efficient to delegate, even if there are monetary costs associated with that.

James Altucher

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.

James H. Boren

The first job of leadership is obtaining power. The second job is delegating it to subordinates.

JBR Yant

If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.

John C. Maxwell

Delegation is not a binary thing. There are shades of grey between a dictatorship and an anarchy.

Jurgen Appelo

If you don’t know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues’ initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route.

Malcolm S. Forbes

Are we limiting our success by not mastering the art of delegation? …. it’s simply a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

Oprah Winfrey

Government has no rights; it is a delegation from several individuals for the purpose of securing their own. It is therefore just, only so far as it exists by their consent, useful only so far as it operates to their well-being.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

The scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state he is Man Thinking

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.

Richard Branson

You can delegate authority, but you can never delegate responsibility for delegating a task to someone else. If you picked the right man, fine, but if you picked the wrong man, the responsibility is yours — not his.

Richard E Krafve

Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.

Robert Half

Sometimes you just have to be willing to delegate and not feel like you’re the only one with the answer.

Ronald D. Moore

Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.

Ronald Reagan

The really expert riders of horses let the horse know immediately who is in control, but then guide the horse with loose reins and seldom use the spurs.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Imparting trust, the real meaning of delegation, is a powerful thing.

Scott Berkun

People and organizations don’t grow much without delegation and completed staff work because they are confined to the capacities of the boss and reflect both personal strengths and weaknesses.

Stephen Covey

We accomplish all that we do through delegation — either to time or to other people.

Stephen R. Covey

When you delegate work to the member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives.

Steven Sinofsky

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling while they do it.

Theodore Roosevelt

Delegating means letting others become the experts and hence the best.

Timothy Firnstahl

Many families think of church as if it was a convention – they send one delegate.

Wayne Day

Every day you meet a delegation going to some convention to try and change the way of somebody else’s life.

Will Rogers

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