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EMPOWERED LEADERS - What Does It Mean To Be E.M.P.O.W.E.R.E.D.?

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Welcome Back, E.M.P.O.W.E.R.E.D. Leader,

I'm so glad you're here, Reader!

What Does It Mean To Be E.M.P.O.W.E.R.E.D.?

The dictionary defines "empower" as:

"giving (someone) the authority or power to do something"

"making (someone) stronger & more confident, especially in controlling their life or claiming their rights"

How do YOU define "empower", Reader?

Most of us have many stories of bad bosses...

I remember the one who tried to be everyone's friend, but wasn't a leader.

Or the one who had a big ego and treated us like order takers, not competent skilled employees.

Or the one who never stuck up for himself or others, unwilling to rock the boat.

Some of us are lucky enough to have stories of good leaders...

I remember the one who stopped by to thank me after a meeting where I had pushed back on senior leaders for a decision I didn't agree with that negatively impacted my assigned client account.

Or the one who took a chance on me as I changed careers (& industries) because he saw my potential.

Or the one who moved me to his team because he respected how I spoke up to him to make our product even better.

We learn from our own experiences.

...and that shapes our view on what kind of leader we want to be when we get the opportunity.

In defining my Empowered Leaders Framework, I took the word itself for guidance:

First, I looked at the base word EMPOWER...

  • E = Evaluate: acknowledge & overcome limiting beliefs (the 1st step to everything!)
  • M = Model the way: values drive behaviors & culture, understand yours & theirs
  • P = Psychological safety: the baseline upon which trust is earned & built
  • O = Own your voice: be authentically you; be willing to speak up for yourself & others
  • W = What: what drives you/them, what motivates you/them?
  • E = Energize: tying purpose to the vision; creating a true team; driving collaboration
  • R = Recognition: meaningful to each person uniquely (big or small, private or public)

Then, I took it to another level to move from EMPOWER to EMPOWERED...

  • E = Emotional intelligence: understanding self, applying EQ w/ others, sharing EQ w/ your team
  • D = Difficult conversations: embracing (not avoiding); constructive for positive impact

When you, or your organization, are ready to enhance leadership skills to the level of E.M.P.O.W.E.R.E.D., I'm here and ready to guide you on that journey!

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Stephanie Weiss

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