What does empowered mean, when people say I want to be empowered?
What does it mean when I say I empower people?
This word is used a lot and I am not truly sure most people know what it really means and how it feels to either
be empowered or empower someone else.
I know from dealing with my clients that my main objective is to empower, inspire and motivate them. However, for some, this is a scary proposition. You can give someone the tools, training, and education to empower themselves but that does not mean they are going to be empowered.
In the workplace many managers, leaders, and trainers are not equipped to realize by empowering their staff and work colleagues it leads to better time management, more productivity and less sick days off work.
Below are some areas where you can empower people at work. This applies to any size business whether it is 2 people or 2,000 people.
Empowering at work.
Empowering at home.
Empowering someone to stand on their own helps you liberate them and help them to feel confident have more self-esteem and more importantly that you trust them. You become a better leader and also a better parent. Everyone likes to feel as though you trust them.
You become a better leader and also a better parent. Everyone likes to feel as though you trust them. This also helps build teams, initiative, and creativity.
Your children should be encouraged to be creative, ask questions and given chores, errands. They should also be encouraged to be involved in conversations and to be listened to. This will empower them and give them the tools to move forward in their lives.
Having someone be dependent on you for their whole life, or even at work where they cannot do things for themselves is not fair on them and not fair on you.
Empowering someone to be the best person they can be is the best gift you can give anyone.
Good leaders and good managers all know how to empower people, delegate and not micromanage.
My main objective with my clients is to empower them to use the tools I teach them so they can go off into the world and be the capable person they truly are. Everyone is teachable and everyone deserves the opportunity to shine.
What do you think?