Empowerment in Leadership: Authenticity and Growth.

As an organization, you need to have the right people in the right positions. Having the wrong people in the wrong positions can kill empowerment and won’t be authentic to their skills and calling.

It’s not always an easy conversation to have, but a necessary one to retain good staff and grow your business.

What does it actually mean?

There is a lot of research being done on an engaged employee. Asking what an engaged employee is, and how to get more engaged employees. Interestingly, what came out is the thing that motivated and helped engage employees was not money, but rather how empowered they felt within an organization.

What is empowerment?

Empowerment can be described as having the ability to grow and having the belief that from your leaders that you can grow and achieve things.

As a leader, you are responsible for the empowerment of your team. You need to be like the attentive gardener, providing water and oxygen to help the plants grow.

Is empowerment authentic to you?

You may be sitting here and thinking of a leader in your organization, and wondering if they would be able to follow empowerment. The truth is you need to think about how you lead. Are you a multiplier or a diminisher?

A multiplier is a true leader who will coach and empower a team to succeed. They will train, inspire, and believe in their team; helping them to grow.

A diminisher on the other hand will try to squeeze as much out a team member as possible. They are better suited to being a line manager as opposed to a leadership position.

Diminishers and micromanagers in leadership positions can cause massive damage in your organization. They will push away true leaders and good employees.

Find out what type of leaders are in your team, and ensure they are in the right positions. That will in turn boost your empowerment and authenticity in your organization.

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