We become more powerful when we empower others. Great leaders unleash the leader within each person, liberating them to use their own power. Everyone wants to feel like they are contributing to the vision.
You can empower others by acknowledging their strengths and potential contributions. First, identify their strengths. Ask people what they think are their strengths and the strengths of the other team members. Then, invite them to lead and contribute in their area of strength.
According to a Gallup study, when an organization focuses on individual strengths, employee engagement increases from 9% to 73%. Now that’s powerful!
Not only will empowering your employees improve their confidence, it will increase your confidence in them too. When your team is empowered to leverage their strengths, they require less oversight from you. In other words, you empower them and increase your own effectiveness in the process. You can depend on them to get the job done and get it done well. Then, you can spend your time leading the organization and achieving the vision.
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP ACTION PLAN
How are you empowering and serving others?
What are you doing to help your team grow and develop their strengths?
What can you do to help them be their best?
If you need guidance on the most effective ways to empower your employees, Schedule a complimentary strategy session with us today to get started!
“The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.”
~ Barbara Colorose