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VENTURING LEADERSHIP SKILLS COURSE. Organization Module 2. Juggling Balloons. Organization. How does this exercise relate to leadership in a real setting? Is it difficult to juggle many priorities at one time?

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Organization module 2

Organization Module 2

Juggling Balloons


  • How does this exercise relate to leadership in a real setting?

  • Is it difficult to juggle many priorities at one time?

  • What is a possible solution to help this leader keep all the balloons in the air successfully?

Why leaders don t delegate
Why Leaders Don’t Delegate


The leader may fear:

Loss of something he enjoys doing

Loss of position

Loss of satisfaction

Loss of control

Why leaders don t delegate1
Why Leaders Don’t Delegate


The leader may feel there is not adequate time to train someone else

The leader may feel that he can do the job faster than anyone to whom he could delegate the work.

Why leaders don t delegate2
Why Leaders Don’t Delegate


The leader may not trust the subordinate. The leader may feel subordinates are overworked, too busy already.

Why leaders don t delegate3
Why Leaders Don’t Delegate


The leader fears that the persons to whom he is delegating are not willing to accept delegated authority and responsibility.

Why leaders don t delegate4
Why Leaders Don’t Delegate


The leader was never trained in delegating techniques or has just failed to use it.

Why should we delegate
Why Should We Delegate?

  • To Get Results

    • By delegating one can more effectively get the job done. It spreads the responsibilities so no one person has too much to do.

Why should we delegate1
Why Should We Delegate?

  • To Give Someone Else Growth Opportunities

    • A person grows as he/she has responsibilities and produces.

    • It prepares others to lead when the leader is no longer there.

Why should we delegate2
Why Should We Delegate?

  • To Free Up the Leader for Other Tasks

    • Delegating to others frees up the leader’s schedule and mind to pursue different and possibly more important things.

Why should we delegate3
Why Should We Delegate?

  • To Share Decision-Making Authority

    • Delegating allows the leader to share authority with others. It creates ownership in the group and an environment of teamwork.

Why should we delegate4
Why Should We Delegate?

  • Because the Leader Lacks Time

    • The leader may delegate because he/she is overextended.

Why should we delegate5
Why Should We Delegate?

  • Because the Leader Lacks Skill

    • The leader does not have to know it all. He/she can delegate to someone more skilled in a particular task. IT IS NOT IMPORTANT THAT A LEADER BE ABLE TO DO EVERYTHING, BUT TO BE ABLE TO RECRUIT PEOPLE WITH THE SKILLS TO DO THE JOB.