I want to grow into a leader that deeply trusts and empowers others. I think this is especially important in the context of engaging millions of volunteers to accomplish our mission.
A series of posts caught my attention this week.
2. Godin’s post on who do you work for
- My team needs to know that I am a resource for them. They aren’t just paid to make me happy. I am paid to make sure they are successful. Working together in this context could produce agile, cutting-edge, world-changing tools.
- I don’t need to know everything. If I do, I’m probably missing a leadership development opportunity for someone.
- ‘Who’ is in charge, is likely just as important as ‘what’ needs to get done. In a lot of cases, simply knowing who is responsible to get a project executed is all that is needed.
How have you developed your team so they feel (and act) deeply empowered?