I happen to think I delegate very well. I'm more than happy to give people responsibility and glory and decision making authority. As a manager I find one of my key responsibilities is planting seeds. I get new projects funded and kicked off. I then bring in a person who I believe can take over the job and own it, tell them what I know, mentor them for a few weeks or whatever, and then let them go to do great things. The problem I have is the "returning puppy" syndrome. I let them go into the wild and they seem to keep coming back looking for direction and approval of their pending decisions. I tell them, "You are empowered. I trust you. This project is yours now." etc. But they still come back! How do I get them to stand on their own two feet and run? What am I doing wrong? And these are senior people. Maybe I'm just so respected that they want my constant approval! Just kidding.