As many legal organizations are increasingly focused on appropriate resource allocation and relentless prioritization of work, it’s important for senior leaders in legal departments to thoughtfully delegate work.
Presidents Day was earlier this week and I think we would all agree that being a President of the United States is a highly challenging job!
Of course, a critical responsibility for any President is for he/she to effectively delegate important work to his/her team. Likewise, senior legal department or law firm leaders who have the privilege to manage people also need to effectively delegate work to their teammates.
Please check out my latest 3Strikes video as I provide these 3 tips when delegating work to members of your team:
👍Just Do It: As we look for opportunities to work smarter, demonstrate trust in your teammates by delegating work and opportunities to them.
✋️ Provide a Great “Hand-Off”: Set your teammates up for success when delegating work by providing them with important background information and coaching.
✈️ Offer “Air Cover”: We provide legal guidance on complex matters and our advice may be challenged by others. Always be sure to have your legal teammate’s “back” when you trust them to counsel your clients.
Effective delegation of legal tasks and activities enables your team to deliver higher impact legal services and provides opportunities for your teammates to grow!