Leadership Essentials: Empowering
‘Empowering’ means giving your team members the authority or power to do something, to take more control, and to become stronger and more independent. Keeping employees informed of changes within the organisation and providing training and development opportunities can help give a sense of empowerment, as can providing interesting tasks and new challenges.
‘Leadership Essentials: Empowering’ provides an overview of why empowerment is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how empowerment can help you become a better leader.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at empowerment in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
- Participative Leadership
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"No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit"
Attributed to Andrew Carnegie 19th Century Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist
"People have to empower themselves. Your role is to encourage and support the decision-making environment, and to give employees the tools and knowledge they need to make and act upon their own decisions"
Marshall Goldsmith (2010)
"This connection between participation and effectiveness is significant because managers are more likely to act in a participative manner if they believe their actions lead to better results"
Larry E. Greiner, Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California