Sunday, July 21, 2013

To empower they must HAVE and KNOW

As I've written here, one of my aims in ministry is to empower.

But, truth be told, I also feel it is one of the weakest areas of my ministry.

So I really valued "7 Signs of Healthy Empowerment" by Ron Edmonson.

His points were great...

Confidence is conveyed – They know you believe they can do the job.
Expectations are clearly communicated – They know what a win looks like in your eyes and what is required of them to complete the task.
Authority has been granted – They have the power to script the path to accomplishment.
Permission to fail is assured – They know if it doesn’t work they will be encouraged to try again.
Resources are adequate – They have the training, tools and people to accomplish the task.
Back is protected – They know their decisions will be backed by senior leadership…by you.
Recognition is shared – They know they won’t do all the work for someone else…you…to get the credit.

Basically, this is how you not only set those in leadership up "for the win" (they have...) but let them know that this is the case (they know...).

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