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Abstract

The study investigates the critical role of delegation in educational leadership. It explores how effective delegation of authority can enhance the management and operational efficiency in school administration. The study emphasizes that delegation is not just a mere transfer of duties but a strategic tool that empowers leaders to focus on core managerial responsibilities while entrusting specific tasks to competent team members. The article highlights several key advantages of delegation in the context of educational leadership. Firstly, it allows school administrators to manage their workload more effectively, enabling them to concentrate on high-level planning and decision-making. Secondly, delegation fosters a sense of responsibility and professional development among staff members, as they are entrusted with significant duties and decision-making power. This empowerment can lead to increased job satisfaction and motivation, ultimately contributing to a more positive school environment. Furthermore, the study discusses the impact of delegation on organizational efficiency. By distributing tasks, school leaders can ensure that operations are handled by individuals with the most relevant skills and experience, leading to improved performance and outcomes. The article also addresses potential challenges in the delegation process, such as the risk of over-delegation and the need for proper oversight and feedback mechanisms. However, a comprehensive analysis of how delegating authority in school administration can lead to better educational outcomes, more efficient management, and a more empowered and motivated staff. The study underscores the importance of strategic delegation as a key component of effective educational leadership and management.

Keywords

Leadership Delegation of Authority School Administration Efficiency Staff Empowerment

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Addo-Fordwuor, C. ., Owusu Addo, A. ., & Dela Amouzou, F. . (2024). Optimizing Educational Leadership: Identifying the Advantages of Delegating Authority in School Administration. Convergence Chronicles, 5(1), 293–300. https://doi.org/10.53075/Ijmsirq/6550332%43%53553

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