Delegation Bucket

Chapter 16. The Delegation Bucket


We are experts at appropriate delegation. We invite team members to accept assignments based on their strengths. We value organized delegation and believe in the Point Person Principle. We track our to-do lists and we add to our don’t-do lists.


WORKSHEET #16.1:  "Dysfunctional Delegation Diseases." Take this Delegation Gut-Check Assessment and diagnose the severity of your delegation diseases.  Are you a Code Green, Code Yellow or Code Red? Download this PDF.

WORKSHEET #16.2: "Point Person Assignment Sheet." Never hold a meeting, or leave a meeting, without updating this invaluable project tracker.  Download this Excel spreadsheet.

RESOURCE #16.3: "Delete Dumb Delegation!" Post this sign on your office wall and join the 90-day campaign to delete dumb delegation!  Download this PDF.

WORKSHEET #16.4: "My Don't-Do List." If you're ready to bless your team members and add more balance to your life, download this Word document and then every day rigorously prune your To-Do List by adding items to your Don't-Do List.

RESOURCE #16.5: "Water Cooler Wisdom Rule 8." Download this poster (PDF) for your office bulletin board from the set of 10 posters available at Dennis Bakke's Joy at Work website. (Order the book below.)

READ.  Order these helpful books below.

For a complete list of books from this bucket, visit the Book Bucket and download List #1 (with books reviewed through Dec. 31, 2018). 


When digging for new insights, don’t forget the classics, including:

[  ] How to Delegate, by Alec Mackenzie (39-minute audio) – Note! This time management guru has an “Effective Delegation Quiz” for you—and if you fail the quiz—he says you may be seriously overpaid! Take the quiz here.

[  ] The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan (my 2016 book-of-the-year)

[  ] Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen

[  ] The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey, by Ken Blanchard, William Oncken, Jr. (the original creator of the Monkey workshop), and Hal Burrows

Added in 2017:
[  ] Time Management Made (Stupidly) Easy: A Modestly Simple Guide to Time Management, by Michael R. Clarke