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
• After today you will understand how to
develop a vision for yourself and others
that empowers people to do great
(look at your handouts)
• Leadership is never [only]
• Leadership casts a vision
that motivates people to do
more than they think they
Watch this fun video and see if you can
pull out the common theme from all of
Did some of the people sound angry?
Why do they sound angry?
Is that always a negative thing?
• 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
• “Never Surrender”
• “You’re not a quitter”
• “That ain’t you!”
• “I have a dream. . .”
• “I see something more deep down
• “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?
• 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?
• Create a safe environment (How do you
• 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
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?