Tag: Equip

Stop Picking Up The Slack…

Who picks up the slack when someone fails to fulfill their responsibility? Usually, it is a leader.

When leaders take the responsibility because someone a) does not know how, b) is unwilling, or c) is too lazy to do the work, they create challenges to their leadership.

In order to turn the situation around, consider the following.

1) Evaluate all the details.
2) Learn the art of delegating.
3) Start with smaller responsibilities and increase as faithfulness is demonstrated.
4) Equip others with the proper tools.
5) Trust the job will get done, and reward accordingly.

These few steps help leaders move forward.

Empowering Leaders…

For leaders to empower others, they cannot allow ego, pride, fear of replacement, or anything else hinder them from helping others reach their potential as leaders. 

Bill Gates said, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

Here are a few suggestions to help empowering leaders.

Identify the skills sets of each individual.
Extend opportunities to learn and grow their abilities.
Provide the necessary tools to succeed.
Motivate, motivate, and motivate more.
Turn it loose and let them work at the task.
Celebrate each success.

Focus on others and develop them to lead. Empower them and watch how God works to make it grow.