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10-80-10 Leadership Principle




The 10-80-10 Principle is one of the best ways for visionaries and strategic leaders to delegate.

Here it is. For any big project, divide the entire 100% process into three sections: (10-80-10) Pour yourself, the leader, into the first 10% in order to get the project started on the right track. Then hand off the middle 80% to the team of integrators. After the team has taken the project almost to completion, dive back in again and help with the final 10%.

A similar process to piloting a plane. The crucial parts of the flight are the takeoff and landing. They’re the most dangerous, and the most complicated.


What You Provide Your Team For The First 10%

Vision

Share with the team what exactly you want the outcome to be. Use this time to make sure you’re on the same page and have the same goal.

Objectives

Focus on 3-5 simple objectives. Make them visual and SMART:

  • Specific

  • Measurable

  • Attainable

  • Relevant

  • Time-based





Who

Each person needs to know their position and responsibility.

Resources

What specific resources will they need two hit their objective?