March 9, 2009

No Empowerment – It’s The Manager’s Fault!

Many managers do this without even thinking.

They need to know that they will be far better in their own job when they give their people the ability to decide for themselves the actions to take.

Most decisions that are to be made, when the customer is in your face, demand immediate resolution.

And those who are nearest to the action, are usually the best to be empowered to take the quick decisions necessary.

Filed under Developing Your People, Management Basics by Martin

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February 26, 2009

Leadership Development through Staff Empowerment

You might be surprised how many manager feel concerned when they need to leave their business – you see they have fallen short in being able to empower their employees to cope without them.

And that’s a problem…

It must be very wearing for managers to feel that they just cannot absent themselves, when they are missing people in place who can do a great job in their absence.

They need the support of each of the employees in their teams – and it’s up to the manager to make this happen.

Filed under Developing Your People, Focus on Results by Martin

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November 30, 2008

Empowerment – A Management ‘Must-Have’

Many managers have worked their way up in an organization and feel a close relationship with being in the thick of the work.

When they try to take a step upwards into a full management role, it makes them feel uncomfortable – as if they are not working ‘hard enough’.

So they find it hard to not  do the whole job, despite having people around them who would willingly do a bit more.

Filed under Developing Your People, Managing Me by Martin

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