Set realistic timelines
Always provide the tools/resources they need to be successful
Grant the authority necessary for them to carry out what you delegate
With enough practice, nurse managers may be able to delegate enough that they finally feel comfortable taking a vacation.
Rebecca Hendren is a senior managing editor at HCPro, Inc. in Danvers, MA. She edits www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com
and manages The Leaders' Lounge blog for nurse managers. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org