Leading well is not about enriching yourself—it’s about empowering others. Only empowered people can reach their potential. When a leader can’t or won’t empower others, he creates barriers within the organization that followers cannot overcome.
When leaders fail to empower others, it is usually due to three main reasons:
1. Desire for Job Security
2. Resistance to Change
3. Lack of Self-Worth
The truth is that empowerment is powerful—not only for the person being developed, but also for the mentor.
Enlarging others makes you larger. It is an impact you can experience as a leader as long as you are willing to believe in people and give your power away.
—The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE YOUR
POWER AWAY TO ENLARGE OTHERS?