Empower your people, really

Sure you can tell your people they are empowered, build visually compelling communications and say the right things in meetings.

But it’s how you behave as a leader that sets the real policy.

Here are three mistakes to avoid as you work to empower your people.

  1. Being critical of your people when they aren’t in your presence.

  2. Dwelling on mistakes instead of focusing on the solution.

  3. Talking to people only when there is a problem.

How you behave between face-to-face interactions sets the tone for how you will be engaged.

What other mistakes do you suggest avoiding to truly empower your people?