The 3 Keys to Empowerment: Release the Power Within People for Astonishing Results

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As Ken Blanchard, John Carlos, and Alan Randolph clearly demonstrated in their previous bestseller, Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute, empowerment is not a goal that can be achieved in a minute. Empowerment is a process that requires ongoing effort, awareness, and commitment to transforming the hierarchy. This essential guide offers managers detailed, hands-on answers to their real-life questions about how, exactly, they can navigate the journey to empowerment.

Written in an easily accessible Q&A format, the book closely examines and expands on the three keys to empowerment originally presented in Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute-sharing information, creating autonomy through boundaries, and replacing the hierarchy with teams. It clearly outlines the promises and challenges of each stage of the journey, providing managers with thought-provoking questions, clear advice, effective activities, and action tools that will help them create a culture of empowerment. Wherever they are in the journey, managers will find a clear roadmap in this user-friendly action guide.
 

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Contents

the Journey
19
Starting and Orienting the Journey
45
Declare Clear Boundaries to Begin
75
Begin Developing Teams to Replace
101
Change and Discouragement
123
Widen the Boundaries to Create
153
Let Teams Take on More of
179
Adopting and Refining Empowerment
197
Incorporate Boundaries into Everyones Value System
219
Let Teams Replace the Hierarchy
235
A Look Back and Forward at the Journey
247
Summarizing the Action Plan for Creating Empowerment
249
Notes
257
Index
261
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About the author (1999)

Ken Blanchard is chairman of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a full-service management consulting and training company in the areas of empowerment, leadership, teamwork, performance management, customer service, quality management, ethics, and visioning. One of the most sought-after speakers to management groups, he is coauthor of 15 books, including The One Minute Manager, many of which have been international bestsellers.

John P. Carlos is a management consultant, trainer, and motivational speaker. He heads his own consulting group and is a consulting partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies. For ten years he was the director of training for Circle K, a retail food company with more than 5,000 outlets worldwide.
Alan Randolph is an internationally known management educator and consultant and accomplished author. His clients have included many of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as a number of smaller entrepreneurial companies. He is the author or coauthor of 6 books and is a consulting partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies.

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