43 Most Inspiring Delegation Quotes to Achieve Success

“If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.” ― John C. Maxwell

“No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” ― Andrew Carnegie

“The first rule of management is delegation. Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t.” ― Anthea Turner

“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it . . . . Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” ― David Ogilvy

“Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.” ― Ronald Reagan

“As all entrepreneurs know, you live and die by your ability to prioritize. You must focus on the most important, mission-critical tasks each day and night, and then share, delegate, delay, or skip the rest.” ― Jessica Jackley

“Delegation requires the willingness to pay for short term failures in order to gain long term competency.” ― Dave Ramsey

“I find that many entrepreneurs are trying to do everything when it would be cheaper and more time-efficient to delegate, even if there are monetary costs associated with that.” ― James Altucher

“If you delegate tasks, you create followers. If you delegate authority, you create leaders.” ― Craig Groeschel

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” ― George S. Patton

“If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” ― Richard Branson.

“Delegation is giving others the opportunity to participate in the story. If you have a good story, people will line up to get involved to play a part in the story.” ― Eric Phillips

“Nobody can do everything well, so learn how to delegate responsibility to other winners and then hold them accountable for their decisions.” ― George Foreman

“Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.” ― Robert Half

“You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.” ― Former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan.

“Once you’ve identified your crucial tasks and sorted out your priorities, try to find a way to delegate everything else.” ― Eli Broad

“When you delegate work to the member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives.” ― Steven Sinofsky

“Are we limiting our success by not mastering the art of delegation? It’s simply a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” ― Jessica Jackley.

“Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.” ― Donald Rumsfeld

“When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.” ― Craig Groeschel

“The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.” ― Richard Branson

“The inability to delegate is one of the biggest problems I see.” ― Eli Broad

“Focus on your strengths and delegate your weaknesses.” ― Anonymous

“The inability to delegate is one of the biggest problems I see with managers at all levels.” ― Eli Broad

“Don’t be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.” ― Donald Rumsfeld

“Delegating means letting others become the experts and hence the best.” ― Timothy Firnstahl

“I don’t have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion of leaving tasks in someone else’s lap doesn’t just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive.” ― John Ortberg

“Busy is not a good word, I think. It’s not a good excuse. Get it done; delegate it.” ― Paul Orfalea

“A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” ― Simon Sinek

“The power of delegation and knowing my lane has been critical to helping me stay focused.” ― J.B Adkins

“If you want to work 160 hours a week, don’t delegate. But you are going to crash and burn.” ― John Baldoni

“Delegation: the key to keeping a business running smoothly.” ― Anonymous

“If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” Richard Branson

“The really expert riders of horses let the horse know immediately who is in control, but then guide the horse with loose reins and seldom use the spurs.” ― Sandra Day O’Connor

“Delegation is the passing on of actions, actions, not the passing on of responsibility.” ― Eric Edmeades

“The first job of leadership is obtaining power. The second job is delegating it to subordinates.” ― JBR Yant

“You can delegate authority, but you can never delegate responsibility for delegating a task to someone else.” ― Richard E. Krafve

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” ― Ronald Reagan

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” ― Bill Gates

“Imparting trust, the real meaning of delegation, is a powerful thing.” ― Scott Berkun

“I learnt from an early age the need to delegate responsibility out to other team members as there is just too much for one person to do themselves.” ― Richard Branson

“We accomplish all that we do through delegation.” ― Stephen R. Covey

“Sometimes you just have to be willing to delegate and not feel like you’re the only one with the answer.” ― Ronald D. Moore

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