Deliberate Delegation: How to avoid project pitfalls and get the results you need


Join IABC/Lincoln for this live webinar led by professional career coach Marie McIntyre, Ph.D.

Have you ever given a project to a trusted employee, only to find that the result was not what you expected? Have you put off starting important assignments because of the work piled up on your desk? Perhaps you have been criticized for micromanaging simply because you want to see that things are done properly. Or maybe you’ve been shocked when you learned too late that an important project was seriously behind schedule.

The good news is that each of these problems can be prevented through effective delegation. But the bad news is that most managers simply don’t know how to delegate, despite the fact that assigning work to others is a critical component of every manager’s job. If you want to shine in a management role, delegation is a skill that you must master.

In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits and risks of delegation, then outline the seven specific steps required to successfully delegate any project or task. You will learn how to choose the best person for the assignment, tailor your delegation style to the employee’s level of readiness, achieve the results you expect, and avoid unpleasant “surprises.”

Here are some of the topics that we will cover:

  • Why managers frequently feel nervous about delegating
  • Avoiding the most dangerous delegation pitfalls
  • The “why, what, who & how” of effective delegation
  • Understanding the difference between dictating, dumping, & delegating
  • Seven specific steps for successfully delegating anything
  • Using strategic delegation to develop, motivate, & retain employees
  • How to choose the right person for a delegated assignment
  • Assessing delegation readiness: how do your employees rate?
  • Strategies for preventing costly and unexpected “surprises”
  • Quick quiz: What’s your preferred “delegation style”?
  • Recognizing the characteristics of an effective delegator
  • How effective delegation can help to boost your career
  • How to handle “reverse delegation” & “boomerang employees”
  • On the receiving end: how to have delegation discussions with your boss


The link and call-in information will be provided to all registrants 24 hours prior to the event.

 About our speaker:

Marie G. McIntyre, Ph.D., operates a career coaching business in Atlanta, Georgia ( / Marie serves as a career commentator for, and her advice has appeared in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Canadian Business, and many other publications. She writes a nationwide newspaper advice column, Your Office Coach, for the Tribune News Service and is the author of two books: Secrets to Winning at Office Politics and The Management Team Handbook. Marie also conducts leadership webinars for corporate groups, small businesses, and national training companies.

Marie has more than 20 years of experience in management and organizational development. As a consultant, Marie has worked with a wide variety of business and government organizations, including Cisco, The Home Depot, Tyson Foods, AT&T, and Walgreen’s. She also taught at Georgia State University and worked with Emory’s Corporate Learning Program and the University of Georgia Institute of Government.

Marie has a Ph.D. in counseling and organizational development from Georgia State University, a M.P.A. in public administration from Georgia State University, a M.Ed. in counseling and a B.A. in psychology form University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Note: Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 November 2018.

Cancellations will be accepted until Monday, 12 November. No refunds will be given after that date.