Employee Empowerment versus Employee Self-Leadership
Tonnis van Dam, Premium Member
@Jaap de Jonge
: Indeed, introducing empowerment as a leadership style will have the problems or challenges you mention. You (manager) have to get them (employees) out of their seats.
But expecting self-leadership is also difficult. As a manager you will have to invoke this, unless you have employees who do this by themselves. It is very easy for employees to lay back, complain, do their job and get paid. But taking 100% responsibility for their actions and a positive attitude is also difficult for employees.
In my view self-leadership has all to do with being on time, being trustworthy, do what you say, say what you do, taking 100% responsibility, be and think positive, give compliments, listen with your heart and attention, give/receive feedback (honestly). And most of all have courage to stand up.