“Petra, if you tell me that I should delegate more, I’m leaving. You know, I’ll tell them, explain everything, remind them and they still don’t do it. Or they do it, it’s all wrong and I am the one finishing it at midnight. I’m tired of it all, he said with frustration in his eyes.

It’s completely normal to feel this way. 61% of new leaders have never received basic management training. They swim or sink. They usually try both.

Google “delegating” and you’ll find millions of articles and courses that teach delegating.

We have enough theories.


One of the top 5 reasons why managers struggle with delegating comes from a different source. How do I know that? I have worked with hundreds of managers – new and experienced – in Canada and Europe, and this is what I noticed:

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