How to Lead by Getting Out of People’s Way

Instead of Empowering People, Let’s Just Stop Disempowering Them

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I’ve always found empowerment programs to be inherently contradictory. I like the idea of empowering people, but the whole thing seems condescending. I certainly don’t want anyone thinking they need to empower me.

People are naturally empowered. We have a default for action and we want to make an…