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Empowering Others



Empowering Others
Get the Cooperation of Others Empowering people is the key to building a high-performance team. Once you empower people by learning how to motivate and inspire them, they will want to work with you to help you achieve your goals in everything you do.


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Get the Cooperation of Others

To build a high-performance team, you need to empower people.

Learning how to motivate and inspire them will make them want to work with you. Knowing how to enlist the knowledge, energy, and resources of others will enable you to accomplish more.




Key People to Empower

There are three types of people you need to empower regularly:

  1. The people closest to you: your spouse, children, family, and friends.
  2. Your work relationships: your staff, coworkers, peers colleagues, and your boss.
  3. The people you interact with in your day-to-day life: customers, suppliers, bankers, restaurants, airplanes.

Your ability to get people to help you will make you more effective.



How to empower others

  • Always be positive: Avoid doing anything that might take power from those around you or reduces their energy and enthusiasm.
  • Satisfy the need of others. Determine the things you can do to boost their self-esteem - their sense of being important, valuable and worthwhile.
  • Express appreciation. It is a simple way to make another person feel good about himself.




What Time Management Is

Time is our precious resource. It is perishable, it is irreplaceable, and it cannot be saved. It can only be reallocated from activities of lower value to activities of higher value.


Eat That Frog!

Your “frog” is your most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it.

If you have two important tasks, start your day with the biggest, hardest, and most important task first. Focus on completing it before you go to the next one.

Failure to execute

We tend to confuse activity with accomplishment: we attend endless meetings and make plans, but at the end of the day, no one does the job and gets the results required.

“Failure to execute” is among the biggest problems in organizations today.

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Basic negotiation skills

  • Asking good question: Good negotiators seem to ask a lot of questions and are very concerned about understanding exactly what it is you are trying to achieve from the negotiation.

Delegation method and staff experience

  • For new and inexperienced in the job staff -  use a directive delegation style (Tell exactly what you want them to do).
  • For staff that has experience ...

Question to consider when before delegating

  • Who can do this job instead of you?
  • Who can do this job better than me?
  • Who can do this job at a lower cost than me?
  • Can this activity be eliminated altogether?

For an effective delegation...

  1. Match the Person to the Job: never delegate an important task to a person who has not performed that task satisfactorily in the past.
  2. Agree on what is to be Done.
  3. Explain How the Job Should Be Done: Explain your preferred approach or method of working.
  4. Have Him Feed It Back: the only way that you can be sure that the other person actually understands the job or assignment
  5. Set a Deadline.
  6. Manage By Exception.