Leaders who adopt a more inspiring style often empower others to perform above and beyond what is expected of them.
“People want guidance, not rhetoric; they need to know what the plan of action is and how it will be implemented. They want to be given the responsibility to help solve the problem and the authority to act on it.” – Howard Schultz, Starbucks
An empowered team member will be more likely to find purpose in their work, which, in turn, can enhance their performance, develop a state of flow, encourage innovative ideas and initiative-taking, and reduce turnover.
Creating a culture of empowerment can positively impact high performance in others by giving them the freedom to define their work, their deliverables, and the way they measure success.
Here are some practical tips you can practice to be the empowering leader you aspire to be:
Fundamentally, leadership is about facilitating the performance of others. As CEOs or aspiring CEOs, remember that people often learn and develop more with this type of leadership style, resulting in continuous enhancements to performance year on year.
Karl Grech coaches his clients to enhance how they connect, influence, and inspire others. Karl is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.karlgrech.com to learn more.
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