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Why do you want to empower people?
My reply, I must confess, the reason I want to do it is a selfish reason and that reason is because I want to do something else more important so I delegate. Now, that is not the correct reason, but I’m sure you have done that or heard of someone doing that. CORRECT?
Let me challenge your thinking though. The real reason to empower others is to benefit them, to help them focus and develop their potential. Because as leaders, we should always be in the people development business.
Show Objectives - The Why
Are you tired of giving people something, then at best they do it poorly or don’t do it at all? When we change how we do it, it increases the success pattern because they feel empowered.
My objective today is to help entrepreneurs understand the value and the power of developing others. And to help the entrepreneur better understand the impact this can and will have on the organization.
We are not developing people the way we should. Most of the time as a leader, we just delegate tasks we don’t want to do instead of developing talent for creativity and innovation.
What You Need to Do - The What
You need to implement a stakeholder development strategy for your organization.
6 Steps to Developing Others
To Identify patterns: (If you really want to empower someone):
Challenge them with these type questions:
3 Questions To Model in Reflection
Theodore Roosevelt quote: The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done and self restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
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Written by: Cedrick LaFleur, LaFleur Leadership Institute
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