Last week I wrote an article for the Tes guide to getting into leadership about how to delegate as a middle leader (spoiler: it’s not about delegating the stuff you don’t want to do).
Delegate like a pro
1. Make your expectations clear
Be clear about what you are delegating, what you are expecting to see and when. It helps to provide a model of what you’re looking for or direct your team member to ideas or examples. It also helps to send them an email summing up what you’ve agreed.
2. Don’t micro-manage
Resist the temptation to keep asking how it’s going. Don’t stand over a team member’s shoulder offering your suggestions. This sends a message that you don’t trust them. Give people the autonomy to do their job.
If you have digital access to back issues of Tes Magazines then you can read the rest of the article here.