Leadership Tip: Demonstrate Confidence in the Abilities of Others

ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT

Support the decisions that people make on their own.

Today’s Tip:

The next time a colleague makes a decision with which you disagree, challenge yourself to NOT automatically correct your colleague’s work or ideas. Instead, if you are concerned about a potential outcome, ask for clarity and context. In this way, you are creating an environment in which fresh ideas are welcome versus dictating how things get done.

Food for Thought:

Exemplary leaders demonstrate confidence in the abilities of others and actively create a culture where people feel in control. They give others the discretion to make their own decisions, and they provide guidance where needed to improve the decision-making capabilities of others.

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IMPACT! Leadership Tips are adapted from The Leadership Challenge. © James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, published by John Wiley & Sons. All rights reserved. And The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team © Patrick Lencioni and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.

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