Empowerment Essentials: Being in Charge vs. Being Respected | #LeadMorale

When leaders and managers struggle with empowering employees, I remind them of one of the empowerment essentials. Not being in charge of everything doesn’t mean you are not respected. So instead of struggling with letting go, see the advantages of empowering those you lead.



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Empowerment Essentials: Don’t Confuse Not Being in Charge w/ Not Being Respected. Image by Jesper Sehested via Flickr.

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Empowerment Essentials: Being in Charge vs. Being Respected


Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

Important Message About Being Respected – 1.5 minutes


Being respected will take you much further than just being in charge. In fact, empowering others can take you places you otherwise can’t go.

Places You Can Go When You Empower Others

  • Up to higher responsibility. When you empower others to do today’s work, you can move on to strategizing the future.

  • Deeper into your own professional development. Learning takes time. The more you micro-manage, the less you develop yourself.

  • Closer to being a great leader. Great leaders ignite the talent around them. They don’t stand there telling everyone what to do.

  • Into a world of trust. When you empower those you lead, you show them a trust that builds high morale and performance. You show them how to trust each other. The culture of doing your best and relying on each other blossoms into trust.

  • To a more responsible you! Empowering others means that you share power and you pass credit to them. Meanwhile, you shoulder the ultimate responsibility when things go wrong. Those who don’t empower can’t handle this. Those who empower, can. Which do you want to be?


Empowerment Essentials

Remember these empowerment essentials to overcome your concerns of letting go:



Call to Action



What are you respected for? Make a list!



From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, delivers coaching, consulting, training, and keynotes on leading change, employee engagement, teamwork, and delivering the ultimate customer service. She turns interaction obstacles into interpersonal success. See this site for workshop outlines, keynote footage, and customer results.



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