Mar 13 / Monica Baubeng

Leveraging to Always Win, the Power of Delegation as a Leader

Many times in my career, I had to take up roles with no control over who my team or teammates will be. The one question I ask myself in any position is how do I harness the skills of my team to always win.

Knowing my team requires dedicated time and effort to learn about each person's strengths and leveraging opportunities to work together to achieve the required results.

Delegation is how I challenge and develop my team. In particular, here are five reasons why I delegate.

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5 Reasons Why I Chose to Leverage the Power of Delegation

1. To develop my team

Delegating allows you to learn about the strengths and development areas of your team. It then serves as a guide for you to know what sort of training is needed for your team to get to the next level (which should be your primary role). It also serves as an opportunity to give feedback and provide action plans for development.

2. To create a benchmark for employee performance

Delegating helps you establish the baseline performance in the team and recognize who is ready for more challenges.

3. To earn trust and motivate your team

Delegating creates an impression on your team. They know you trust them enough to have them do some of your responsibilities, which acts as a huge motivator. My assistants at work are always excited to pick up more roles because it gives both of us a platform to provide feedback and learn.

4. To focus on your career progression

This is one of the most rewarding benefits of delegating. Delegating helps you to focus on work that is important, not only urgent. By leveraging the power of delegation, you are able to pick up more projects and challenges that help you develop the skills necessary to make the next career move.

5. To always win

This is the most important reason why I delegate. I have constantly been able to win due to delegation. As a leader, my goal is not only to produce results but to produce sustainable results. My team should be able to perform at the highest level whether I am around or not. This has always been my primary goal and I can proudly say that my assistants at work run operations smoothly in my absence. I see this as a huge win, and I am really proud of it.

Summing it all up

So my advice to my fellow professionals: take the time to know your team, train and delegate, give feedback and develop your team. A leader that delegates always wins.



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Monica has her Bachelors's degree in Chemical Engineering from Ghana. She migrated to the US to obtain a Master's degree in Engineering. She started her career as a field engineer with Schlumberger and later held roles in production engineering, maintenance, logistics, and workforce planning over the past seven years. Monica joined Amazon in 2020, where she is part of the ‘Amazon on the Road’ team, ensuring packages get to customers on or before the promised delivery date.

Monica takes pride in how she quickly adjusts and excels in different roles and various industries. She loves operations because every day is different and gives her a chance to solve problems.

She is a momma to two girls, and every day, she strives to be a role model for them. When Monica is not working, she loves to spend time with her family doing something fun.



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