Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Empowerer

The most impressive leaders I know understand and employ the element of empowerment.  They do so by acknowledging the varied gifts that others bring to the endeavor.  They work diligently to craft work assignments that allow those others to "display" their gifts daily.  They persistently articulate the vision, the goals, the mission, and the successes to those ends - in many and authentic ways.  

Those leaders are empowerers.

Beyond that, they celebrate the growth and progress and success of others.  In fact, they revel in it. They go out of their way to help others be successful.  They craft meaningful growth opportunities for others. They say "thank you" in a million ways (with no strings attached).  They always give more than they take.  The centerpiece of their thinking is service to others.

That's what empowerers look like.  

We could use a few more.  No credentials required.  You can start anytime you're ready.

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