August 01, 2016

Obstacles to Effective Delegation

Cynthia Sharp

According to an English proverb, “Old habits die hard.”

Delegation Reluctance

Many attorneys have long subscribed to the “go-it-alone pioneer” mentality and spend (or waste) countless hours performing tasks appropriate for a capable subordinate lawyer or staff member. They suffer from Delegation Reluctance Syndrome (DR) and cite the following reason for their working style:

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