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There are many ways you can empower your team. Managers who coach and nurture their team and provide different levels of autonomy are successful in achieving this.

All teams require a leader to manage the team’s direction based on established goals. The team requires coaching along the way to develop the strategy to reach and surpass these goals.

This week we are going to look at three ways:

  1. Direction
  2. Goals
  3. Accountability

Setting clear direction is part of the ever-challenging element of human interaction called “communication”. Most of the time, there seems to be a misunderstanding about the direction or what a person was supposed to do or not supposed to do.

Take the time as a leader to provide the necessary details outlined in simple terms to clearly provide direction to all members of your team. Ask for feedback to confirm your team fully understands the direction.

Stating the goals of the company and the team helps to empower your team. The goals must also be clear and well defined. They should be measurable, challenging and yet attainable. Provide everyone with the necessary metrics so your team knows where they are along the way.

Leaders develop a plan to focus on these goals. Leaders provide the direction and support as required.  They help all members to successfully attain their goals.

Accountability for each team member is essential. Without accountability to the team leader, most teams accomplish very little. Defining the focus of what everyone is responsible for and providing the guidelines on what this responsibility includes will empower your team.

Implementing these three ways will result in your team being empowered to make decisions with confidence.

How do you empower your Team?

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