Delegating Quotes

Delegating Quotes

Below is a collection of the best quotes about delegating. If you sign up to my email list I will send you a PDF copy of Success Quotes, Foundational Elements for Lasting Success and Characteristics and Qualities of a Great Leader: A Quote Book Full of Truth and Wisdom. All you need to do is to enter your email in the box below and push “Subscribe” and your two free quote books will soon be delivered to your inbox.

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“The first rule of management is delegation. Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t.” ~Anthea Turner

“The inability to delegate is one of the biggest problems I see with managers at all levels.” ~Eli Broad

“As all entrepreneurs know, you live and die by your ability to prioritize. You must focus on the most important, mission-critical tasks each day and night, and then share, delegate, delay or skip the rest.” ~Jessica Jackley

“The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders.” ~Vince Lombardi,

“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

“You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.” ~Byron Dorgan

“No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” ~Andrew Carnegie

“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 tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” ~George S. Patton

“Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.” ~Robert Half

“Be able to delegate, because there are some things that you just can’t do by yourself.” ~Meghan Markle

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

“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings – and put compensation as a carrier behind it – you almost don’t have to manage them.” ~Jack Welch

“I either delegate something, I dump it, or I deal with it.” ~Daniel L. Doctoroff

“If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” ~Richard Branson.

“You must be a lazy man if it takes you ten hours to do a day’s work. What I do is get good men and I never give them orders. My directions do not go beyond suggestions. Here in the morning I get reports from them. Within an hour I have disposed of everything, sent out all my suggestions, the day’s work done, and I am ready to go out and enjoy myself.” ~Andrew Carnegie

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” ~Dwight Eisenhower

“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” ~Jessica Jackley

“I’m going from doing all of the work to having to delegate the work – which is almost harder for me than doing the work myself. I’m a lousy delegator, but I’m learning.” ~Alton Brown

“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

“When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.” ~Craig Groeschel

Delegating means letting others become the experts and hence the best.”– Timothy Firnstahl

“If you want to work 160 hours a week, don’t delegate. But you are going to crash and burn.” John Baldoni

Questions: Which of the above quotes is your favorite? Can you add to the list of quotes?

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