The key to multiplying your efforts is empowerment. When you give other people power to accomplish your business goals you are getting a lot more done than you could alone. So why don't more people use this technique? Because empowerment is:
- Scary- it is unfamiliar and you are giving up some control of how things are done
- A risk- it may or may not work out
- Takes discipline- you have to allow people to make mistakes and do things differently than you would otherwise they never grow
- Requires trust- you have to believe the people you empower are capable of getting the job done
Where have you seen empowerment work? Think of a time in your life when you were empowered. How did you feel? What was the result?