What is empowerment
The non-empowerment usual scenario
The snow ball effect
The empowerment barriers
- to trust you team – it’s impossible to delegate power when you don’t trust others;
- to have attitude and the skills to perform real management tasks – unless your management was wrong when took you in charge, you have them;
- to be prepared to jump to a new uncomfortable zone – ok, this is the point! Most of the time my coachees discovered that the real reason not to “leave operational stuff” is not the enjoyment of that stuff, but in fact the fear to leaving their comfort zone and embrace the uncertainty… They need to feel that growing never happens in the comfort zones, the ones they know so well, and to have the awareness that to jump to an uncomfortable zone is only possible if they face their fears. And do you know what happens? The fears disappear, because they are “what-if” thoughts, they are mind constrains, they live there and they are not real. In many situations the empowerment barrier is only a matter of mind constrains.