Why ask someone else to do something that you can do better? This way of thinking often leads managers and business owners to avoid delegating tasks and wondering why nothing is getting done.
Michael Stone at Markup and Profit discusses strategies for effective delegation that will free up time and allow you to focus on your strengths:
The best way to get things done, properly, is for you to do what you do best and let others handle the rest. When you delegate, things get done. If they don't, you're delegating to the wrong people.
Delegating tasks can also be very empowering and rewarding for your employees. Since there is a level of trust involved, the task will most likely be taken seriously. Don't be surprised to see more loyalty and hard work as a result.