Effective Education Leaders are Aware of People’s Gifts and Strengths
When delegating tasks, education leaders know their team and their strengths. They use that information to decide who gets delegated which project so that everything is completed the right way. It is not a difficult thing to do, it just means that you must understand the capacity that each member of your leadership team has. That way, you can be sure that you have the right person for the job without fail.
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Also, make sure that you don’t overestimate a person’s ability to complete a task. You don’t want to keep assigning them tasks that are way beneath their ability level, as they will become bored and disengaged. You want to assign people tasks that are just outside of their ability level.
That way, they won’t become overwhelmed or overly frustrated, but they will have to work hard to meet the mark, and in the process, grow their skills. This is the biggest win-win as the tasks get completed, and a member of your team gets an opportunity to grow. This will bode well in the future as before you know it, you will have a seasoned leadership team with skills and gifts that rival even your own.
Another byproduct of this is that you will create a leadership pipeline for your organization. As people leave, someone will be ready to take their place, and you will not have to experience a leadership vacuum in your school or district. This creates a strong, sustainable organization that will be blessed with strong leadership for years to come.
People only grow when they are delegated tasks that they are uniquely suited for. That’s why we tend to struggle when we are given assignments that we don’t have the aptitude or skill set to complete. Good educational leaders remember this and make sure that employees get a chance to work within their areas of strength, not their areas of weakness.