5 Ways To Empower People On Your Team To Succeed

I’ve never met a leader who will verbally come out and say that they want their team members to fail. That would be like shooting yourself in the foot.

Yet, leaders put their team members in positions to fail every single day.

It’s not intentional. Most of the time they don’t even know they’re doing it.

But leaders are stripping power away from their people to get the job done.

You can change this. You can make it so that the people in your organization can succeed and thrive.

It’s easier than most leaders think. So, what does it take to empower your people to succeed?

What Is Effective Leadership?

Every leader wants to be effective in their leadership. Not every leader is effective. One of the reasons behind that is not knowing what effective leadership looks like.

What is Effective Leadership?

What is effective leadership? Effective leadership is the ability of an individual or group to guide, inspire, and influence others toward the achievement of a common goal. They also nurture the professional and personal growth of the people they lead. 

Effective leadership involves excellent communication skills, thinking strategically, being able to adapt, and making informed decisions.

All of those things are things you can work on personally. That’s the thing to keep in mind while you read this article and become an effective leader. You can do it!

Leadership Reflections From The Amway River Bank Run 2023

I participated in the Amway River Bank 25K run this past Sunday. It’s an annual event that was started in 1978. The race, a 15.5-mile stroll through downtown Grand Rapids and more, is one of scenic beauty. You run past the John Ball Park Zoo, along the river bank, and back into the city. Every part of the run can take your breath away.

Over the years, the sponsors have changed. It started as the Old Kent River Bank Run, transitioned into the Fifth Third River Bank Run, and is now the Amway River Bank Run. There’s a lot of history in the race and people are proud.

Something unique about the race is the distance. You hear about 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon but the 25k is an elusive distance. It’s one that brings in runners from all across the country. Over 10,000 people ran in this race. It’s quite the experience to run with that many people!

Impact The Development Of Your Team

Grow Your Team

The longer someone is on your team, the more they should grow. Reality has shown us this often isn’t the case.

Someone takes the position, and then they stop growing. Whether that’s because they feel they’ve made it or they don’t know where else to go, things need to change.

And there’s good news. You can help your team develop. You can impact their development.

You have the opportunity to help your team grow

Impact Your Team’s Development

Your team members spend a majority of their waking hours at the office. From 8-5 (or maybe longer), they’re in an environment you have authority over. They’re there and they’re working for you.

When they leave the office, they may find it difficult to find the desire to seek out personal or professional development. All they want to do when they exit the doors is to go home and see their families. Learning and growing can seem like another task from the office they’re bringing home.