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					Empowering Leadership
This class is UNCLASSIFIED in
its entirety—you can take these
  principles with you anywhere.
•   Be able to state two foundational
    principles and three methodology
    principles to use in empowering
•   Be able to demonstrate at least one of
    the methodology principles on one of
    your peers. The effectiveness of your
    performance will be judged by a jury
    of your peers.
What can you take away from this?
• Most people have negative examples,
  negative paradigms (patterns of
  thinking), and negative self-views that
  keep them from achieving all that they
  can achieve.
• After today you will understand how to
  develop a vision for yourself and others
  that empowers people to do great
   Warm-up Exercise
(look at your handouts)
      Two Foundations:
• Leadership is never [only]
• Leadership casts a vision
  that motivates people to do
  more than they think they
  can do.
Watch this fun video and see if you can
pull out the common theme from all of
            these speeches.

Did some of the people sound angry?
     Why do they sound angry?

   Is that always a negative thing?

            Why/why not?
Three Principles
The Empowerment
  The Example
    The Ethic
      The Empowerment

• Empowerment through
  encouragement (How did the
  “good” leader encourage you?)

• Empowerment through asking
  people to do more than they think
  they can do . . .
    Examples from Great Leaders or
           Inspiring Movies
• “Freedom!!!”
• “Never Surrender”
• “You’re not a quitter”
• “That ain’t you!”
• “I have a dream. . .”
• “I see something more deep down
  inside you”
• “Leave Everything Out on the Field.”
• Empowerment through investing in
  the lives of others, sometimes at
  great sacrifice to yourself
• Who has invested in you?
• How did that person make you feel?
           The Example(s)

• Lead from the front—be the example—
  both in inspiration and in tasks
  accomplished: “Do you see a person who
  is skilled in their work? They will stand
  before kings.” King Solomon
• Simon Birch
• What are others?
               The Ethic
• Create a safe environment (How do you
  do that?)
• Respect the authorities appointed over
  you—leading up does not mean usurping
• Foster authentic and transparent
  relationships (What does that mean?)
• Don’t force it on people who don’t want
  it—practicing the other principles will open
  people’s hearts to seek you out
               The Effect

What effect will it have when you practice
 these principles on the people you are
 attempting to empower?
          Divide into 3 groups
• Group 1—Discuss how you can use these
  principles on people “below” you.
• Group 2—Discuss how you can use these
  principles on your peers.
• Group 3—Discuss how you can use these
  principles on people “above” you.
• When we come back together, each group will
  demonstrate the principles they discussed using
  a pair of volunteers from their group (act it out by
     Takeaway for The Future
Do you have a vision of something great you
 would like to see happen?

What is it?

How do you plan to accomplish it?

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