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