This is a quote from the Catalyst One Day Conference. The Catalyst podcast posted this teaching from the conference this week. Here are a couple of great truths about delegation from that talk.
“Don’t delegate responsibility. Delegate Authority. Delegating responsibilites create followers, Delegating Authority creates leaders.” – Graig Groeschel
If you do not delegate authority, you will not attract great leaders. Pastors are the worst at this. We are the biggest control freaks. We want to give away the tasks but hord the authority to make the decision.
We need to give people the permission to solve the problem of the task at hand with their own creativity and process. That builds leaders and creates the margin for them to grow and you to grow.
You have 2 choices:
High Control and Low Growth or
Low Control and High Growth.