Situational Leadership

Situational Leadership - Delegating Leadership (SL004)

When adopting the delegating leadership style, a manager assigns a project or task to someone and then trusts them to carry it out with minimal monitoring. This approach is used when staff members are competent, self-motivated, and happy to agree on vision and outcome – with a view to working without any support.

Delegating leadership is the highest of the 4 situational leadership styles. It not only allows a leader to delegate and free up their time, it also places responsibility on the team member who takes on the task. And delegating doesn’t have to involve global project management. It might involve asking an office junior to organize the yearly networking conference. But whatever the task, it’s viewed as a sign of trust and responsibility.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Use your judgment to hand over control when appropriate
• Define what is meant by delegating leadership
• Explain why delegating is such an important management tool

Why take this course?

This course is for anyone who manages people. Knowing when to delegate in a work environment is essential, as it frees up time for leaders, allowing them to focus on tasks that only they can perform. Effective delegation is about knowing your team members’ abilities and getting them to use that talent to achieve results.

5 mins | SCORM | Development Plan

  • Situational Leadership - Delegating Leadership
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed