An effective leader is one whose attention on each member of the team is personal. Personal because the emphasis will be on personal and professional empowerment. Empowerment of a team is a fantastic way for people to grow because it is also bringing the significance of helping others grow to their attention. This is also an effective way for the team and the organization to succeed at the same time.
The leader, as the head of the organization’s empowerment committee is one who has the power to transform the leader’s activities from one who does it all to one who grooms others to do the tasks well. If the steps for this process are implemented successfully, the fundamental changes that will be brought about in the social climate of the work place will aid the team and in turn the organization. This change will furthermore lead to a positive revolution in the understanding of the organization’s mission and philosophy.
Instead of focusing on how the task needs to be accomplished by the leader, the process would focus on mentoring, training and coaching the team for the best results. There may always be mistakes that the team makes in such a scenario but through their development, their confidence and ability to complete the task successfully will emerge.
What is interesting to note is that delegation will not result in delegating the leader’s responsibility to the team.On the contrary, it heightens the commitment.
While entrusting authority to a member for the successful completion of the assigned task, the responsibility of the leader in the task completion is critical. The timely regular support and attention given by the leader after delegation will assure the success of the team and the organization.
Apart from laying down the foundation of empowering the human resources of the company, through delegation, an effective leader would be fostering a workplace culture that focuses on mutual growth and development.
Zig Ziglar, the world famous motivational speaker and trainer once said,
“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”