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What Are Your Barriers to Delegation?

What Are Your Barriers to Delegation?

Almost all business owners struggle with delegation and have perceptual barriers to releasing work to others.

This post will identify ​possible barriers to delegation that you may recognize in yourself, and it may help you discover other barriers.

Possible barriers to delegation that you may recognize in yourself​

Please take a few moments to review the list below, and note any other barriers that come up for you as you move through the list. 

​Note all barriers that resonate with you:

  • Do you feel like there isn’t enough work to delegate tasks right now?
  • Do you feel like you don’t have enough time to figure out what to delegate right now?
  • Do you feel like you’d have to watch your team like a hawk if you delegated work?
  • Do you wonder if you’d spend more time explaining the task than you would to just do it yourself?
  • If you delegate a high-visibility task or a task related to a pet project, are you afraid you won’t get credit for it?
  • Are you afraid you’ll need to give away tasks you enjoy?
  • Do you believe you’re the only person who can do the work?
  • Or are you certain no else can do the work as well as you can?
  • Do you dread the thought of having to redo someone else’s work?
  • Are you afraid delegation will push you out of your own company?
  • Do you have concerns that the team members you delegate to will try to take over?
  • Are you worried that relinquishing control of one area of your business means you’ll lose control of the rest?

If you checked any of these questions, your barriers to delegation are perceptual.

They’re not real.

They come from fear and anxiety and are normal reactions to growth.

They’re not true, and you have all the control over what happens to your company – even if you do delegate.

They’re not true, and you have all the control over what happens to your company – even if you do delegate.

Especially if you delegate.

If you would like more guidance in how, what, why, or how to delegate, please let me know, and we’ll set up a time to talk.

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Leave me a comment below to let me know which barriers jumped out for you. 

Other barriers may have come to mind as well, leave me a comment about those as well. ​

If it's a barrier for you it will be a barrier for someone else.

About the Author Brenda Violette, Fractional Integrator

Brenda Violette is the founder and CEO of Violette Business Services, LLC an online business and operations management company serving visionary women entrepreneurs since 2008. Brenda’s core service offering is Fractional Integrator, often called a Virtual COO in the online entrepreneurial space. If you are familiar with the book Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters, you will recognize the roles of Visionary and Integrator. The V/I Duo. Some Integrators like Brenda, work with online businesses that need the expertise of an Integrator but are not yet ready to hire a full-time Integrator. She partners with women CEOs generating early million-dollar organizations while sitting in the Visionary seat of the company and running their online service-based company on EOS®. The Entrepreneurial Operating System® has become more and more popular in the marketplace. And Brenda loves it because it is a simple and straightforward framework for creating traction and growth for her clients. In the role of Integrator, it is her job to drive the model. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurial women grow and scale their purpose-driven service-based companies. To learn more about how a Fractional Integrator can help you create big growth and sustainability visit

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