A matter of trust
Delegating authority is a important part of managing projects. But how can a project manager ensure that those with holding delegated authority are worthy of such responsibility? This article discusses the challenges involved in delegating authority, and more important, in recognizing trustworthy individuals. In doing so, it identifies two characteristics of trustworthy followers and outlines a three-component model--used by the former president of the University of Dayton (OH, USA)--to determine an individual's trustworthiness.