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Delegation and Empowerment

A Management 3.0 Bitesize

"Delegation is not easy. Managers often fear a loss of control when considering to allow teams to self-organize, and creative networkers sometimes don’t know how to self-organize. A delegation board enables management to clarify delegation and to foster empowerment for both management and workers.”
Jurgen Appelo

But as much as we talk about empowerment, delegation and self-organization, it is difficult to give up control as a manager. In this Management 3.0 Bitesize, you will be introduced to tools to clarify delegation in your team, help your team self-organize, and communicate in a clear and transparent way.


“Empowerment is a reflexive relationship between two equal partners.”

We even offer you a playful management exercise that helps make it clear to everyone involved, while making sure everyone feels like a valued member of your team. This course will teach you how to know the difference between responsibility and accountability, how to define boundaries and balance authority, and how to use the Seven Levels of Delegation to enable self-organization within your team.


Founded by agile management influencer Jurgen Appelo (Inc Magazine's Top 50 Leadership Expert, #1 in Europe), Management 3.0 is a leadership methodology, four books, and a series of workshops given by licensed change facilitators in more than 80 countries.

Your Instructor


Jurgen Appelo
Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen Appelo is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers.

Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator and a Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management. His most recent book is called Managing for Happiness which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients.

Jurgen can help you upgrade your enterprise with more engagement and faster results; He can show you how to become an agile business with better software; He shows you how to creatively manage your company; And he can inspire professionals with a purpose, advocating work-life integration for creative people. Jurgen is CEO of the business network Happy Melly, and co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network and the Stoos Network. He is also a speaker who is regularly invited to talk at business seminars and conferences around the world.


Delegation and Empowerment forms part of the Management 3.0 Bitesize series.



We currently also have a module on Success and Failure and we're designing modules on Rewards & Incentives and Worker Happiness.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
For as long as you want. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I don't understand something?
We have an online community of Management 3.0 facilitators who will be able to offer help and advice.
What is Management 3.0?
Management 3.0 is a movement of innovation, leadership and management. Management 3.0 is redefining the definition of leadership with management as a group responsibility. It’s about working together to find the most efficient way for a business to achieve its goals while maintaining the happiness of workers as a priority.

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