Failure to empower your team will kill your dream. Your dream may be simple or your dream may be complex. Regardless, if you are going to achieve it, you're going to need other people to embrace it as their own to have any chance of success. When is the last time you accomplished anything of value that didn't require another person?
The real issue isn't whether or not we agree that empowerment is the greater choice. We all give mental assent to the idea of empowering others. We know that's the right answer, yeah?- Empowerment! "I love to empower my team!", we say. But, how's that working out for you in your daily habits?. Do your actions (behaviors, facial expressions, tone of voice) match your verbal praise for the Law of Empowerment? Put your belief in empowerment to the test by asking three simple questions.
Three Questions to Test Your Belief in Empowerment
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W. Shane McKenzie is an Executive Coach and Mentor who specializes in helping successful leaders leave their job to own a business using proven strategies to minimize risk.