John Whitehead

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Enabling Others to Act: Give others the opportunity to find their own solutions

This is not easy. As the boss you may believe it is your job, your responsibility to come up with, and then implement solutions to problems. That’s the difference between being a “boss” and being a “leader” – a “boss” commands and controls, a leader gets others involved, encourages and shares ideas, create an environment of commitment. Why is this not easy? Ego maybe? The expectations of others higher up in the organization? However, creating an environment where you enable others to act, create collaboration, getting the team involved and you act more of a coach can lead to a supercharged, productive environment. My thoughts anyway in this video…. 


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