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Working for your Subordinates

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When you become a boss, you will get much more accomplished if you learn to work for your subordinates. The level below you should be delegated with responsibility and clear expectations that they are supposed to be the ones to move the program forward. They are to keep the boss informed and ask for help when needed but they are the ones responsible for moving the business forward. Delegating in this way will take more of your time, but it will be creating subordinate leadership by instilling institutional knowledge gained from their work. Once you delegate, keep it delegated.

 

Cite: Ashworth, Kenneth (2001) CAUGHT BETWEEN THE DOG AND THE FIREPLUG: or How to Survive Public Service, Washington, DC, Georgetown University Press

 

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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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