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AI the Leader’s Delegation Tool

Written by: on September 11, 2023

I have actually never used an AI service like ChatGBT before this assignment. I was a sceptic that thought it was a way of cheating a way of avoiding the work that should be completed by humans. Having done more research and listening to other perspectives. I have come to believe that as a tool in the tool box of leaders it may be quite effective.

Laura Fleetwood made the comments about the fact that she has used it to help with marketing in her business and that it has been helpful to lighten the load of thinking she has to do with some of these tasks and it has allowed her to put more energy towards the things that she truly is the only one that can do.

For some leaders it is challenging to delegate to pass off the things that others can do just as well. Leaders can easily get bogged down in all the little details and miss the vision casting they are often called to. This reminder of delegating is an important part of leadership. So what does delegating to AI look like? Well I asked ChatGBT and this is what it had to say..

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can indeed be used as a tool to assist leaders in delegating responsibilities, but it is not necessarily a new way to delegate tasks. AI can enhance the delegation process in several ways:

  1. Task Automation: AI can automate repetitive and mundane tasks, allowing leaders to delegate these tasks to AI-powered systems. This frees up valuable time for leaders to focus on more strategic and high-level responsibilities.
  2. Decision Support: AI systems can provide leaders with data-driven insights and recommendations, helping them make more informed decisions when delegating tasks. This can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of delegation.
  3. Resource Allocation: AI can help leaders optimize resource allocation by analyzing data and predicting future needs. This can aid in the delegation of resources to different teams or projects.
  4. Workflow Management: AI-powered project management and workflow tools can assist leaders in organizing and tracking delegated tasks and projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.
  5. Communication and Collaboration: AI can facilitate communication and collaboration among team members by suggesting relevant stakeholders, providing real-time translation, or even assisting with scheduling meetings.
  6. Monitoring and Reporting: AI can continuously monitor delegated tasks and provide leaders with real-time progress updates and performance metrics. This helps leaders stay informed and make necessary adjustments.

While AI can be a valuable tool for leaders in delegating responsibilities, it’s important to note that delegation ultimately involves human judgment, trust, and interpersonal skills. AI cannot replace these critical aspects of leadership but can complement them by streamlining processes and providing valuable insights.

Leaders should use AI as a supportive tool to improve their delegation practices rather than relying solely on AI to make delegation decisions. Additionally, they should consider the ethical and social implications of using AI in leadership and ensure that it aligns with their organization’s values and goals.(1)

I may have a change of heart as to the benefit of AI for leaders. As a tool, AI has the potential to be helpful for leaders as they look to lead through ever increasing demands. Could you be persuaded too?


  1. https://chat.openai.com/c/c36132a5-3465-4bb2-8554-3f280500d26f

About the Author


Sara Taylor Lattimore

Sara is adopted, a wife of 17 years, a mother to 2 amazing children who give her opportunities to be a cheerleader, dress up like a princess, play soccer in the mud, and go on amazing adventures. With a Bachelors in political science and sociology, Sara worked for Child Protective Services as a legal caseworker before following a call into full-time ministry in 2008. During her time in full-time ministry Sara has served in medium to large size local congregations, as well as camp ministry. Sara has a passion for serving others, writing, and speaking. In 2016 Sara worked on a joint publication as a Curriculum Writer. Sara wrote the Intergenerational/Family & Day Camp Resources in “Beyond Belief” for InsideOut Christian Resources for Outdoor Ministry- Published by Chalice Press- Release Date 2018. Sara is looking forward to writing her own book next. Sara completed her MDiv from Iliff School of Theology in 2019 and is currently working on her Doctorate in Leadership and Global Perspectives from Portland Seminary. Sara currently serves as Lead Pastor of a local church in Southwestern Montana. She has previously served in ministry positions leading congregations in engaging globally in healthy mission and outreach partnerships, living life missionally, building innovative programs, and building relationships as the Director of Missions and Outreach, College Ministry Coordinator, Family and Children’s Ministry Director, Director of Christian Education, and Camp Program Director. She is an innovator and visionary who looks to find empowering and dignity restoring ways of building communities of belonging, while listening and partnering with others to find ways to also address the needs of the communities she is planted in. Beyond her work, Sara dreams of growing her family through adoption, kayaking with Orcas, going on pilgrimage on the Camino De Santiago in Spain, traveling in an RV across North America, and traveling internationally.

4 responses to “AI the Leader’s Delegation Tool”

  1. Kristy Newport says:

    This is good!!
    To answer your question: I NEED TO BE PURSUADED!
    I believe AI could help me as a leader and the various tasks that I have. I just need to employ these tools and not be intimidated by them.
    I like how you used ChatGPT to assist you with this assignment. Delegation-I am going to keep this idea in mind. I am needing to delegate to AI!
    See you in Oxford!

  2. Michael O'Neill says:

    Great post, Sara. I’m also a skeptic about a lot of things but I do love technology and saving time. I have been encouraged by these posts and our discussions and I think it will take time but there are enormous benefits out there. I like the data-driven insights you brought up through your own trial. I still would be the type to back it up with other sources but I think this tool could really help guide me in research. Thanks for the information!

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