Watch a classic movie that has examples of “managers” delegating assignments. Pay explicit attention to the incidence of delegation. Was delegating done effectively? What was good about the practice? How might it have been improved? Movies with delegation examples include The Godfather, The Firm, Star Trek, Office Space, Nine-to-Five, and Working Girl.
The next time you have to do a group project for a class, pay explicit attention to how tasks are delegated. Does someone assume a leadership role? If so, note how closely the delegation process is followed. Is delegation different in project or study groups than in typical work groups?