You've gotten nowhere except knowing that you have a problem.
You've been talking about this sticky issue for months now! When is your team going to decide to do something about it?
Sound familiar? This is a common experience for so many business owners.
We beat problems to death and still are no closer to creating what we want to see in the business. Seldom do we talk about what we really want to see and how we can make that the new reality!
The bad has more weight than the good, so we focus on what we don’t want. This keeps leadership teams around the world stuck on the hamster wheel of endless frustrating discussions, feeling powerless to effect change.
What would it look like for you and your team to become masters at creating solutions to the many...
Imagine. I’m your manager, and I walk over to you carrying a pen and tell you to take it. You grab it, but I won’t let go.
I look back at you, frustrated, asking, “what is wrong with you?” “Why can’t I get you to take my pen?”
How’s that going to work out for me and you?
Empowerment means delegating power to others. It's interesting to think that people need permission to take ownership.
Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and author Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, tells us that people already have power and to not take it away.
“A company’s job isn’t to empower people,” she says. “It’s to remind people that they walk in the...