Delegation Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Ambrose Bierce” float=”none” width=”100%”]DELEGATION, n. In American politics, an article of merchandise that comes in sets.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anthea Turner” float=”none” width=”100%”]The first rule of management is delegation. Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Blaine Lee” float=”none” width=”100%”]The great leaders are like the best conductors. They reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Byron Dorgan” float=”none” width=”100%”]You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Craig Groeschel” float=”none” width=”100%”]When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dave Ramsey” float=”none” width=”100%”]Delegation requires the willingness to pay for short term failures in order to gain long term competency.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”David Ogilvy” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Donald Rumsfeld” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Douglas McGregor” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dr. Hans Finzel” float=”none” width=”100%”]Delegation is an issue of respect and how much we respect those that are under us on our team.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Eli Broad” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Eric Phillips” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Foreman” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nobody can do everything well, so learn how to delegate responsibility to other winners and then hold them accountable for their decisions.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George S. Patton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”-Herbert N. Casson” float=”none” width=”100%”]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. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Altucher” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James H. Boren” float=”none” width=”100%”]When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”JBR Yant” float=”none” width=”100%”]The first job of leadership is obtaining power. The second job is delegating it to subordinates.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John C. Maxwell” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jurgen Appelo” float=”none” width=”100%”]Delegation is not a binary thing. There are shades of grey between a dictatorship and an anarchy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Malcolm S. Forbes” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oprah Winfrey” float=”none” width=”100%”]Are we limiting our success by not mastering the art of delegation? …. it’s simply a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Percy Bysshe Shelley” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Waldo Emerson” float=”none” width=”100%”]The scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state he is Man Thinking[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Branson” float=”none” width=”100%”]The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard E Krafve” float=”none” width=”100%”]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. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Half” float=”none” width=”100%”]Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ronald D. Moore” float=”none” width=”100%”]Sometimes you just have to be willing to delegate and not feel like you’re the only one with the answer.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ronald Reagan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sandra Day O’Connor” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Scott Berkun” float=”none” width=”100%”]Imparting trust, the real meaning of delegation, is a powerful thing.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stephen Covey” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stephen R. Covey” float=”none” width=”100%”]We accomplish all that we do through delegation — either to time or to other people.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steven Sinofsky” float=”none” width=”100%”]When you delegate work to the member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Theodore Roosevelt” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Timothy Firnstahl” float=”none” width=”100%”]Delegating means letting others become the experts and hence the best.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wayne Day” float=”none” width=”100%”]Many families think of church as if it was a convention – they send one delegate.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Will Rogers” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every day you meet a delegation going to some convention to try and change the way of somebody else’s life.[/wpsm_quote]