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The R2A2 Formula for Success: Napoleon Hill

Introduction Have you ever thought, “If I could get some extra time from my job or some extra money to catch my goals, my life will be more comfortable”? Getting spare time or getting some extra money will not make your life comfortable as no single stroke of luck can change our mindset which is holding us back. Walt Disney never spent time imagining such breaks but he started his work in the Rat-infested backyard of a church and ultimately achieved success due to his cultivated habits. Those habits helped him to focus on what matters the most in his industry to set him apart. The R2A2 principle was mentioned by Napoleon hill in his world-famous book “Think and Grow Rich”. The R2A2 principle was actually formulated by W. Clement Stone who was also a business partner of Napoleon Hill and a founder of Combined Insurance. This formula gives us the actionable points to implement the philosophy of “Think and Grow Rich” and become a true goal achiever. After learning this principle, we can a

Seven Steps Of Effective Delegation: Bob Johnson

Seven Steps of Effective Delegation Bob Johnson

Delegation refers to the entrusting of responsibility, granting authority, and creating accountability by the manager. It’s a process that brings a sense of responsibility and motivates the people working under the senior. Leaders build champions by delegating tasks to be performed or the results that are to be achieved. Delegation is, therefore, important for the holistic growth of the employees in the company. Following are the seven steps of effective delegation.

Seven Steps Of Effective Delegation

Step 1: Think and Plan
The first step of effective delegation given by Bob Johnson is to think and plan first about what’s there for them in whatever we are delegating before calling the person in and starting the actual process. You need to prepare a plan first regarding the task to be delegated.
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Step 2: Define the expected results
Bob Johnson mentioned that the second step of effective delegation is to define the results that you expect. We should clearly define the results that are to be achieved instead of telling them ‘How to do it?’ This brings clarity to your expectation of the result of the task.
Step 3: Define Rules and Limits
The third step of effective delegation given by Bob Johnson is to define rules and limits. We need to clearly define the rules and limits that are supposed to be taken care of by them while doing the work or responsibilities that are delegated to them. 
Step 4: Discuss standards of Performance
We need to discuss the standards of performance with the person to who we are delegating the task/work. It means that we need to set conditions that are written in a specific language. This is the fourth step of effective delegation.
Step 5: Ask about their Plan of Action
According to Bob Johnson, we should casually ask them their Plan of Action. Instead of telling them, we must start asking more to develop and tap into the knowledge and ability that they have and that they can bring to the job.
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Step 6: Ask about Implementation of Plan
The sixth step of effective delegation given by Bob Johnson is to ask the team member about how s/he is going to implement the plan. We should sit with them and let them open up and bring out their ideas.
Step 7: Keep Following Up
The last and final step given by Bob Johnson for effective delegation is to keep following up. It means that you need to Follow up and Follow throughout the task. You should keep your eye on whatever you expect from the person regarding the task/work delegated.


Effective delegation is the process by which you can empower your team and build their confidence. Through this, you can build their trust and commitment to the company. The 7 steps of effective delegation given by Bob Johnson help us to build the company and helps it to grow bigger. All leaders must possess this key skill of Delegation to delegate a task/project through their preparation, their communication, and follow-through.


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