Belief before empowerment.
This was an impactful discussion on a recent Maxwell Leadership podcast. The key point was that you must believe in your people before you can truly empower them. Otherwise, a lack of belief on your part or theirs will undermine their success.
Your people, at a deep level, are asking, “What do you see in me?”
They want you to see them, not for who they are, but for who they could be. Whether you are leading your children as a parent or your team as an executive, there is that unasked question beneath the surface: “What do you see in me?” And sometimes they will need to borrow your belief in order to move forward.
Great leaders know to look for the gold that glitters within each person they lead. Be the kind of leader who develops people in this way.
Believe in them. See what they cannot see.
For more, listen to the podcast here.
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.