Enable others to act, one of the 5 practices of exemplary leaders, is probably the most often cited as having the largest area of need for improvement. This practice is, in part, about delegation and accountability.
One of the exercises we do is to discuss actions leaders take to make constituents feel empowered and enabled. In other words what actions, every day actions, do we execute that make people feel competent and what behaviors make people less than competent or disabled.
The following are leadership behaviors of empowerment:
• Give total support to a project or task.
Conversely, disabling and dis-empowering behaviors are:
Practice the behaviors of empowerment and you will get more done in your organization while everyone exhibits high morale.
Are you struggling to empower your constituents to act on their own? Please email me to find out more about leadership behaviors of empowerment.
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