Delegation is a crucial business skill for lawyers and entrepreneurs alike. You can accomplish so much more when you have a team to support you. Yet, there’s resistance to giving up control, I understand.

Here’s a list of the pros of outsourcing and a few cons to keep things balanced

The PROS of delegating (in no particular order)

    Get more accomplished
    Hone your communication skills
    Free up your time
    Generate more revenue
    Reduce burnout
    Learn new and better practices
    Builds confidence
    Builds trust
    Boost morale
    Keeps business moving ahead
    Increased efficiency
    More productivity
    Improved work/life balance
    Sharpens decision-making
    Empowers you
    Improved negotiation skills
    More potential
    More opportunities to pursue
    Happier work day

The CONS of delegating

Takes time to learn how to delegate
Takes time to train team
Takes planning to onboard team
Results take longer
Risk of poor performance
Delay or set back

What would you add to either list? With so many positives, why do you think more business owners don’t delegate. It’ it really just a control thing?


Dina Lynch Eisenberg, JD, is the CEO of, an outsourcing training/consulting firm for successful lawyers and entrepreneurs based in Oakland, CA.

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