Leadership is not a solitary endeavor. Instead, it’s about creating an organization that builds upon the strengths of the team.
And at every level of your organization there are those team members who can be of greater value than you realize. You just have to be willing to pass them a bit of the power.
Then you might see amazing results flow from the team.
There’s a power that flows within teams that realize leadership must not only come from the top down but from the bottom up. It’s getting your team to grasp the importance of what is placed before them and taking ownership of getting the job done.
But most will be unwilling to do this without your blessing. They may be fearful there will be repercussions for taking a chance that you might not have approved.
Be willing to empower the members in your organization by giving them leadership responsibilities.
What Happens When Employees Are Empowered
So many organizations are all about the air of power. The top leaders have all the control and those underneath have none. They feel weak and undervalued.
When the top leaders begin to show an interest in those under them, actions begin to change.
As those in lower positions begin to be empowered, they begin to see their responsibility in the company. They know they can make a difference. They know they’re encouraged to make the changes.
Evaluate those who are not official leaders and see who you may be able to give a leadership title to. While leadership isn’t all about titles, it can be the motivation to move to the next level of leadership.
What You Get When You Have Leaders At Every Level
Your organization will reap several rewards as you begin to empower your employees. You will help build a better company. You can even see immediate results.
Here’s what you may get when you begin adding leaders to every level:
Empowered employees: You will see people willing to step up to the plate and take a swing for the company. They’re willing to put their best foot forward because you saw their potential and gave them the opportunity to move forward.
Better communication: As you add new leaders to the organization, you’re able to boost the communication within the company. Give the directive and help the leaders spread it to the rest of the team. You don’t have to be the one shouting it all the time. You’ve got leaders who are buying into the vision and want to share it with those around them.
Happier customers: Because there’s leaders at every level, your team doesn’t have to try to track down the senior leadership anymore. There’s always a leader around and they can defer to them for the tough decisions. This speeds up resolving customer service issues and making happy customers.
As you spread power throughout the company, your team becomes a force to be reckoned with. They’re able to take action right away instead of waiting for responses from the top.
Let your team know they have the power to do the job. Give it to them. And watch your team soar!
Question: Why do you have leaders at every level of your organization? What has it done for you? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.