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Empowering or Protecting

Leaders worth following empower others instead of protecting themselves.

Leaders who protect themselves:

  • See others as a means to an end
  • Value their own position more than the people they lead
  • Do only enough to get by
  • Are interested only in how it reflects on their own image
  • See good work from others as a threat
  • Don’t trust others

Leaders who empower others

  • Value their people over their own position
  • Trust in the potential of including others
  • See teamwork as necessary and not a threat
  • Sees the benefits of individual improvement
  • Sees the good work of others adds value to the team
  • Enable others by trusting them. 

What would you add to the lists?