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iLEAD_Nehemiah 7_Delegating Well

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No one can do everything. Great leaders learn how to identify great people and entrust them with real responsibility. It’s not as easy to do as you might think. We will look at some of the challenges in delegating well.

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iLEAD_Nehemiah 7_Delegating Well

  1. 1. A Study in Nehemiah iLEAD Nehemiah 7: Delegating Well
  2. 2. 7b The number of the men of the people of Israel: 8 the sons of Parosh, 2,172. 9 The sons of Shephatiah, 372. 10 The sons of Arah, 652. 11 The sons of Pahath-moab, namely the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,818. 12 The sons of Elam, 1,254.
  3. 3. A Study in Nehemiah iLEAD Nehemiah 7: Delegating Well
  4. 4. Delegation: the act of assigning a specific task or purpose to a person or group of people. •30% of managers think that they are effective delegators. •Their subordinates regard 30% of them as truly effective delegators.
  5. 5. About 10% of leaders are truly effective at delegating responsibilities to others.
  6. 6. Nehemiah 7 1 Now when the wall had been built and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed,
  7. 7. Nehemiah 7 2 I gave my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem, for he was a more faithful and God- fearing man than many.
  8. 8. Nehemiah 7 3a And I said to them, “Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot. And while they are still standing guard, let them shut and bar the doors.
  9. 9. Nehemiah 7 3b Appoint guards from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, some at their guard posts and some in front of their own homes.”
  10. 10. Nehemiah 7 4 The city was wide and large, but the people within it were few, and no houses had been rebuilt.
  11. 11. First Point Delegating Well Requires a Prior Diligence.
  12. 12. Nehemiah 7 1 Now when the wall had been built and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed,
  13. 13. A Study in Nehemiah iLEAD Nehemiah 7: Delegating Well
  14. 14. King David’s “Prior Diligence” 1 Chronicles 28-29 • He furnished Solomon with detailed plans for the Temple which he received from God.
  15. 15. King David’s “Prior Diligence” 1 Chronicles 28-29 • He furnished Solomon with the building materials he had “stockpiled” for the project.
  16. 16. King David’s “Prior Diligence” 1 Chronicles 28-29 •David prayed for Solomon’s success.
  17. 17. 1 Chronicles 29 19Grant to my son Solomon that with single mind he may keep your commandments, your decrees, and your statutes, performing all of them, and that he may build the temple for which I have made provision.’
  18. 18. Second Point Delegating Well Requires a Difficult Letting Go.
  19. 19. Nehemiah 7 2a I gave my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem…
  20. 20. “Whenever you say yes to anything, there is less of you for something else. Make sure your yes is worth the less.”Louie Giglio
  21. 21. Third Point Delegating Well Requires Good Discernment of Character and Capabilities.
  22. 22. Nehemiah 7 2 I gave my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem, for he was a more faithful and God- fearing man than many.
  23. 23. Fourth Point Delegating Well Requires
  24. 24. Nehemiah 7 3a And I said to them, “Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot. And while they are still standing guard, let them shut and bar the doors.
  25. 25. Nehemiah 7 3b Appoint guards from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, some at their guard posts and some in front of their own homes.”
  26. 26. Nehemiah 7 4 The city was wide and large, but the people within it were few, and no houses had been rebuilt.
  27. 27. Delegation Steps 1. Decide what to delegate.
  28. 28. Delegation Steps 2. Decide who will do the task.
  29. 29. Delegation Steps 3. Assign Responsibility
  30. 30. Delegation Steps 4. Grant Authority
  31. 31. Delegation Steps 5. Establish Accountability
  32. 32. Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”? Psalm 10:13
  33. 33. A Study in Nehemiah iLEAD Nehemiah 7: Delegating Well

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