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The secret ingredient that we miss when delegating, according to consultant David Dye, is sharing – when you delegate you share responsibility rather than giving up responsibility. You are still responsible to ensure your team achieves what you delegated, so schedule the follow up at the same time you delegate the task. Lead Change Group

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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