Know When and How to Delegate

This article from HBS Working Knowledge stresses the importance of effective delegation by executives, stating:

"Managers—promoted for their stellar performance as individual contributors—can find delegating especially challenging because they've scored major successes by handling problems themselves.But just as delegating has grown more difficult, it's also become more crucial for companies seeking to compete."

The article suggests taking these actions:

1. Make yourself let go
2. Ask, don't tell
3. Match tasks to people
4. Cultivate independent thinking
5. Link people with resources

Via BusinessPundit