Delegation of Authority

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Delegation of Authority Delegation of Authority Timothy D. Roxbury AC0436140 BU450 Assignment 7 October 10, 2012 Delegation of Authority Introduction A more notable aspect of the leadership process is the delegation of authority. One of the goals of delegation is to make time available for the leader so that he or she may focus their energies on equally important or greater tasks. In doing so, the leader is also able to train a selected subordinate to stand in his or her place and so act as the leader will allow. Doing this closely resembles participative management. The art of delegation has a number of potential benefits that work in favor of the superior and some that also benefit the subordinate to a degree. Conversely, there are also some points about the delegation process that could be looked upon from the subordinate’s point of view as retaliatory or hinging upon retribution. It is here that the fine line between delegation and dumping becomes noticeable. In the following synopsis, I will define some of the benefits of delegation, offer several guidelines for good delegation and give insight to one of my own personal experiences in regards to the delegation of authority. I shall also consider the concept of dumping as it pertains to the process of delegation. My summation of the preceding points will be addressed in the following manner: Part A: List and define five (5) potential benefits of delegation. Part B: List and describe seven (7) guidelines for good delegation. Part C: Discuss why one of the major complaints of subordinates regarding delegation is the issue of dumping. Offer an example of a personal experience or observation of dumping taking place. A concluding statement will draw closure to the assignment. Delegation of Authority Part A List and define five (5) potential

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