If you head up any kind of minimisation- a business, club, church or family- learning to empower others is one of the most important things you’ll ever do as its leader. Empowerment has in incredibly high return. It not only helps the individuals you raise up by making them more confident, energetic, and productive, but it also has the ability to improve your life, give you additional freedom, and promote the growth of your minimisation. A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others. Success without a successor is failure. A worker’s main responsibility is developing others to do the work. Loyalty to the leader reaches its peak when the follower has personally grown through the mentorship of the leader. As you empower others, you will find that most aspects of your life will change for better. We need leaders who empower people and create other leaders. The attitude of the leader, coupled with a positive atmosphere in the minimisation can encourage people to accomplish great things. And consistent accomplishments generates momentum.
According to noted medical missionary Albert Schweitzer, “Example is not the main things in influencing others …… it is the only thing”. Part of creating an appealing climate to grow potential leaders is modelling leadership. People emulate what they see modelled. Positive model - positive response. Negative model - negative response. As Lee Lacocca suggests, “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team”. A leader cannot demand of others what he does not demand of himself. Most good leaders want the perspective of people they trust. Good leaders want the truth-even if it hurts. The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability. Leaders push boundaries. They desire to find a better way. They want to make improvements. They like to see progress. Leadership is really a game of intangibles. What could be more intangible than influence? Leaders deal with things like morale, motivation, momentum, emotions, attitudes, atmosphere and timing. How do you measure things before you do something? It’s all very intuitive. Leaders have to become comfortable- more than that, confident-dealing with people.