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Delegation, Coaching and Employee Engagement: The Winning Combination

Course Length: 1 day
Delegation is one of the hardest skills for many managers to master. Handing off your individual contributor responsibilities and providing others an opportunity to use their skills and knowledge is a manager’s role. This workshop focuses on specific techniques needed for delegating a task or project, coaching for success and engaging employees to put forth maximum "discretionary effort."

Course highlights:

  • Exercises using "actuals" and case studies
  • Participants choose a real task to delegate to a real employee and complete a readiness assessment with a skill/will checklist
  • Introduce a situational leadership matrix with four style choices affecting delegation (flexibility and effectiveness)
  • Practice delegation strategies
  • Use a diagnostic tool to target each manager's approach to the employee they choose to coach, as well as troubleshooting problem situations as a team.
  • Both sections will be highly interactive throughout and can be tailored to be address client-specific issues

Key Topics

  • Why delegation is so challenging
  • Top 10 reasons why managers do not delegate
  • “Quick-Prep” Delegation Planner
  • Ability versus willingness to do the job
  • Challenging delegation situations
  • Five-step coaching model
  • Effective and ineffective feedback
  • Motivational and formative feedback
  • Top 15 ways to engage and disengage employees


Great class for managers! NetGear, Engineering Director
The Delegation and Planning; and Documenting Feedback for Performance sections of the course were invaluable. ThermoFisher Scientfic, MarCom Director
Highly informative and learned many new skills. Tibco, Sr. Lead Recruiter


 Jim Kennedy

JIM KENNEDY is one of the most well-known and respected training and development resources for a wide variety of industries including high-tech, financial, health care, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and insurance. Jim has posted a long list of professional achievements in helping clients solve business problems with his combined expertise in training and organizational development.

He has also authored numerous training programs and customized organizational development interventions. He is an expert in productivity and quality improvement programs, as well as structured group problem solving processes. Jim is also a top-level facilitator and trainer on topics including team building and skills development for managing, sales negotiating and interviewing. He has broad and successful international experience, with numerous implementations, throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada.

Jim holds a B.A in Behavioral Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.

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