For some project leaders, delegating tasks is the hardest part of the job. As a project leader, it can be tempting to try to perform all project work yourself (i.e., the "if you want something done right, do it yourself" syndrome) or to micromanage when you delegate work. For better or worse, projects are often far too big for any one person to complete, and delegating work is a project management necessity.
Trust your teams and delegate accordingly. Make sure you've properly communicated your intention to delegate tasks, so your teams are prepared to receive assignments. When delegating to a teammate or team member, be sure that the person is capable of handling the work and is given the authority to complete the task. Remember—the project leader remains responsible for the outcome, even when parts of the work may be delegated.
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