Ron Miller

Delegation, Abdication, Control and Freedom


To delegate is to have a team complete work as an extension of the leaders. The leaders maintain control and ultimate responsibility. To abdicate means that the leaders turn over their work to a team along with their responsibility and control. It is the leaders' responsibility to create controls (the who, what, when, where, why, and how) that allow them to inspect their expectations while simultaneously encouraging change, creativity, and freedom. Practice creating controls every day. Your team will thank you.