How to be an Empowering Leader

  1. Strive to develop and support a culture of empowerment within yourself as the leader.
  2. Have a plan to implement an empowerment environment.
  3. Help people see their purpose and value, both inherent and to the organization.
  4. Stay aware of the needs of the people around you.
  5. Hand over appropriate decision making power to those empowered, communicating clear responsibilities and boundaries, and ensuring that they have access to the tools and information needed to make their decisions.
  6. Trust others to make the right decisions, even when mistakes occur.
  7. Refuse to micromanage others.
  8. Know that empowered individuals need mentors for guidance and growth.
  9. Provide positive reinforcement and coaching as individuals navigate different decision making scenarios.