Good Morning! We are here this morning to focus on why it is important to delegate and empower our employees. As leaders in the Weapons Systems Division, each of you have a leadership roles based on your positions that will require your attention in several places at one time…and since no one can do it all, you need to delegate and empower to foster a positive and productive working environment (Bell & Bodie, 2012; Bell & Smith, 2010; Dewettinck & van Ameijde, 2011; Freedman, 2012; Lornikova, Pearsall, & Sims Jr., 2013; Luciano, Mathieu, & Ruddy, 2013; Martin, Liao, & Campbell, 2013; Proenca, 2014; Sohmen, 2013; Urbancic, 2011; Zhang & Bartol, 2010).
In your positions, as empowering leaders, you each have a critical role in team developmental by influencing your team’s processes and environment (Lornikova et al., 2013). As our previous mentoring session identified, if you cannot listen effectively, you will miss critical instructions, mislead guidance, make less informed decisions, and hopefully never implement the wrong policies; if you don’t also empower your subordinates and delegate appropriate authorities, you can miss the opportunity to translation of the A4/7’s vision into reality (Sohmen, 2013).
Let us get started with the main purpose we are gathered her today.
This is not a new concept…as you can read, great leaders identified why it was important to delegate and empower subordinates. Each of these leaders accomplished significant events in their lives that impacted everyone.
Subordinates do unmistakably differentiate between empowerment and abandonment and based on the perception of leadership styles you, as the leader, strongly influencing the level of empowerment or abandonment (Luciano et al., 2013).
Empowering leadership is different from participative leadership because instead of soliciting inputs or joint decision making, you transfer the authority for the subordinate to generate ideas and make decisions appropriately to the delegated tasks and empowerment (Martin et al., 2013).
With Congressional sequestration efforts still alive and thriving, our resources will become lessor and you will have to let go to keep moving forward; this is easier said than done (Bell & Bodie, 2012).
The Basics (slide 4)
Empowerment provides a psychological cognition in employees that improves meaning of corporate existence, competence in assigned responsibilities and duties, self-determination to continue improving and advancing, and an impact that expands beyond personal levels into overarching organizational goals and improves overall flexibility and efficiency (Dewettinck & van Ameijde, 2011; Proenca, 2014; Zhang & Bartol, 2010).
All of the above provide positive improvements to an organization as empowerment influences service quality and worker productivity, satisfaction, commitment and lessons turnover (Proenca, 2014; Urbancic, 2011). These opportunities, created through empowerment, cultivates members for...