How To Be Successful In Life – Leaders Empower People
Good Leaders Know How To Empower People
If leaders are to get the most out of their team and make the best possible progress towards a goal – and even exceed that goal – they have to empower people. Empowerment is about trust, empathy and communication. A good leader needs to be good at all these things.
Leadership through empowerment of the workforce is one of the newest trends in leadership and it is one of the most effective. It enables you as the leader to get the best out of every single team member and ultimately get the very best outcome on whatever it is you are trying to achieve. Empowering your employees gives you a wealth of benfits you may not realize, far beyond simply getting the job done fast and as well as possible – itself a huge advantage of empowerment.
A strong identity
In today’s media savvy world, companies with strong identities are the ones doing the best. A company’s identity comes naturlly from the personalities of its employees. Make the most of those personalities and not only will you achieve the best results, you will also help to give the company or groupa strong identity that makes it stand out amongst its many competitors.
Modern leaders need coaching skills, not control skills. If your employees are motivated they will work hard and constantly strive to better their performance; hence the job gets done better and you all become more efficient and successful as a team. One volunteer is worth two pressed men. You’ll find people work harder and better if they are doung something they wanr to do and have some control over.
If you and your team are empowered, you will have a greater desire to learn new things. It stands to reason that if you learn more, you know more and can do a better job. Doing a better job makes you and the whole of your team more successful. You’re all in it together! As a leader, you need to ensure that there are opportunities to learn more.The desire to learn is useless if there are no opportunities. An educated workforce stays abrest of developments such as in technology and is in the best position to do the best job possible.
In an empowering environment, where employees assume responsibility for their own actions and where there is mutual trus between managers and workers, there is no place for a ‘blame culture’. People can freely admit their mistakes and the team then works together to get around these mistakes, quickly and with a lot less fuss than if they were uncovered at a later date.
With an empowering style of leadership, delegation becomes the norm – with tasks passed to the person best fitted to complete that task. Getting the best person for the job to do it makes sound business sense – why would you *not* do that? Empowering people makes possibe things you could never have thought possible because as a leader, you don’t know all that your team are capable of until you give them a chance to try. They are individuals – treat them as such and build an empowering culture where people can work to their strengths and admit to and get support with their weaknesses.
To your success,
Andy Shaw – A Bug Free Mind