The highlight of this mornings' workshop was our guest speaker, Jan Wild, President & CEO of Triton 'Empowering Sales Teams' organization. Mr. Wild spoke about high performance leadership. More specifically he delivered a message on Control Versus Empowerment:
Leaders have the power to make things happen and influence organizations.
Leaders provide vision, inspiration and direction.
Leaders create the infrastructure-processes, systems and structure for a successful organization.
Controls vs. Empowerment – Controllers impose external control on subordinates, such as micro-managing. Empowerers create an environment of motivation and commitment, such as team brainstorming and feedback.
6 Principles of Empowering Leadership:
Leaders must a driving passion to realize their vision.
Leaders build and sustain trust.
Leaders are egoless and humble.
Leaders inspire the commitment and motivation of their followers.
Leaders and organizational and social architects.
Leaders drive situations, they do not allow the situation to drive them.