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Empowerment

Program Objectives

Personal empowerment and self sufficiency. New opportunities and challenges for todays managers. Congruence between personal expectations, companys priorities and societal changes. Group empowerment, coaching and leadership skills.

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A Challenge
Please write a One Sentence Definition of EMPOWERMENT.

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Definition

To operate by itself and with enthusiasm.

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Empowerment

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What Empowerment - Is

Responsibility and Ownership. Working independently towards common objectives. Understanding Why? so that guidelines can be applied.

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What Empowerment - Is

Weighing the impact of decisions on all affected stakeholders. Making more trade -offs, not less. An earned privilege. It is not a given right!!

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What Empowerment - Is Not


Throwing out the rule book. Bypassing everyone who will say No. Doing the Fun Parts of someone elses job. Freedom to unilaterally make decisions that impact others.

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Give Power Away

Power is an expandable pie power is not a zero-sum commodity, requiring that for others to have more, the leader must have less. You have to give power to gain power.

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How To Give Power Away


Assign important tasks. Provide autonomy and discretion. Give visibility and recognition. Help build strong relationships.

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Decision Test Questions

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Decision Test Questions


Empowerment

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Is it right for the customer? Is it right for our company? Is it ethical and legal? Have I assessed the risks against the benefits?

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Decision Test Questions


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Do I have enough information to make an informed decision? Have I worked with other members of the team? Would I be willing to be accountable for my decision?

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Leaders

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Transfer ownership for work to those who execute the work. Create the environment for ownership where each person wants to be responsible. Coach the development of personal capabilities.

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Empowered Team

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Empowerment

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Empowerment In Practice

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The Value Of Empowerment

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What is your next step?

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Download Empowerment PowerPoint presentation at ReadySetPresent.com


141 slides include: a leader's role, benefits of empowerment, empowerment in practice, various guidelines, empowered teams, tips for empowering employees, rules of empowerment, empowerment dimensions, building contracts with employees, keys to assisting integration, building employee contracts, 5 types of empowerment, skills needed to empower, empowered decision making, 5 types of managerial control, when to empower, how to's and more.
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