Empowering Leadership - What Is It?

Posted by Keion Henderson on February 17th, 2020

Any business manager will tell you that one of the most annoying things that can happen to them as a manager is to deal with employees' need for micromanagement and the spoon-feeding of every little instruction at every juncture. These employees will harangue with particular questions that if they spent even a minute thinking about themselves, they would find the answers to them. Nevertheless, they prefer to shift this burden onto you the manager, and now you have to manage not only the other employees but also maintain the work that you have delegated to them in the first place – effectively doubling your burden.

An active, empowering leader, however, will know exactly how to turn this all-too-common situation around and believe me, there are plenty of such ‘followers’ in every workspace and non-workspace. What sets Empowering leadership apart from every other manager is the ability to effectively motivate and inspire those under them to realize that they already have all the tools they need to tackle a situation. Empowering leadership is about instilling confidence in your followers/employees because ultimately, they want to take on more responsibility but are unsure of how to go about it, whether because of a lack of self-esteem or the courage to do whatever is required of them. It is about breaking the pattern of leader and follower in which the follower is completely helpless and dependent on the leader. Instead, it is about enabling the employee to be an initiative-taking, self-guided, and essential member of any team.

Leaders who empower their followers and employees become true mentors by facilitating their mentees' growth and achievement of innate potential. This ultimately creates a cooperative workspace where each person holds themselves accountable only by the responsibilities they have taken on for themselves. That way, more trust is built between the leader and the follower, thereby boosting the efficiency of the whole team, building camaraderie, and encouraging innovation.

Learn more about what Empowering Leadership is and how it can transform your relationship with your employees, and, eventually, your business by following Pasto Keion Henderson’s leadership building programs. A renowned motivational speaker and the inspirational leader himself, Pastor Keion has helped countless companies find a path to success through a holistic understanding of their abilities and shortcomings. He has years of experience under his belt, having leads tens of thousands of members of his congregation at the Lighthouse Church of Houston, where all are welcome. For more information visit here : https://www.keionhenderson.com

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