Delegation Quotes

Donald Rumsfeld on Delegation

Don’t be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it. Donald Rumsfeld

Ronald Reagan on Delegation

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere. Ronald Reagan

Theodore Roosevelt on Delegation

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt


Jack Welch on Delegation

If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them. Jack Welch