New leaders are told by those of us who have been leading for some time that it is important to delegate, delegate, delegate. This is easy for us to say yet it can be very difficult for new leaders to do.
New leaders feel tremendous pressure to deliver. They own the responsibility entrusted to them and don't take this lightly. If delegating was simply about assigning tasks to others, we would not be having this conversation, but it's not. Delegating is about letting go and that is where the challenge for leaders exists.