Trust enables Empowerment
Managers have a key role to play in becoming empowered.
The day to day interference of a boss who believes they know exactly what and how everything should be done is a huge cause of management stress and underperformance.
Most manager frustrations revolve around empowerment. Managers make comments like “We’re not trusted” “We are not allowed to act without instruction, “We have no authority” “We have no input to strategy”
When I ask what they have done to take the power off the boss I get blank looks and one common response.
We’re just managers, its for them to empower us!
I have news for those that believe it is for the Boss to empower them.
No Leader will empower those they do not trust. Power (responsibility) is taken by showing you are worthy.
Empowerment is in your own hands. You have to take it by demonstrating you can be trusted.
Even if the boss wants to empower you they need your help!
7 tips on how you can help YOUR BOSS to empower you.
Many in the work place are living with stress.
Whether you are the CEO, Executive, Manager or staff you are guaranteed to be suffering both emotionally and financially if there is stress in the workplace.
If you are a causing or suffering from stress you will be affecting the productivity and profits of the company, your own earning potential, your relationships with colleagues and your health.
In the main we all blame someone else for our stress, whatever the problem is, it is not ours! That’s why we’re stressed, right? After all if we were at fault we could (or should) do something about it!
Hmm I guess you are cringing a bit by now remembering how you blamed someone else for an action, which caused them stress. Perhaps you never hit your sales target and blamed your support staff for not getting you the appointments, or your marketing colleagues for not giving you the opportunity or even your finance colleagues for not approving your proposals.
All of us are the cause and suffer the affect of work related stress. Understanding how to manage the situation is rarely taught.