Delegation Fundas

http://www.balancetime.com/ has nice tips on time management. You may want to subscribe to their free email newsletter. One such tip is about delegation.

"Delegation helps us to multiply our time as we plug into someone else's time stream when we don't have the time or the expertise to do a task. Delegation, however, must be done with the right person; otherwise it's no longer delegation, but "dumping." That person needs the right skills and tools and the authority to make some decisions. And most important, there must be follow-up to insure the task was done and done correctly."

My Take:
Bad delegation will take you further away from your goal, in which case, its better to 'do it yourself'.