No leader can do everything. They must depend on others for success of the group. This means crediting others when things work well and accepting blame when they don't. It doesn't matter if you were personally the cause of the success or the failure. The leader is responsible for both. In order to depend on others, you MUST delegate authority rather than delegate responsibility. You own the latter. The authority belongs where the problems will be identified and resolved.
Making people understand that success depends on them provides them with ownership. Making that dependence known to others enhances their esteem. The most powerful words a leader can utter are, “I depend on you.”
Achievement Leadership Lessons
Leaders need followers. Leaders cannot do everything. If they could, there would be no need for followers. Leaders MUST rely on others for success of the common goal. The operative maxim is, “You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.Read More
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Inspiration – Aspirational and Confirmational The achievement level of the Power of 3 Paradigm has three parts characterized by the acronym “AID”. They are Assist, Inspire, and Depend. Inspiration comes in two kinds, aspirational and confirmational. Aspirational inspiration emphasizes the purpose of the activity and each team member’s role in the activity. Confirmational inspiration recognizes…Read More