The 3 Keys to Empowerment: Release the Power Within People for Astonishing Results
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1999 - Business & Economics - 286 pages
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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Starting and Orienting the Journey
Declare Clear Boundaries to Begin
Begin Developing Teams to Replace
Change and Discouragement
Widen the Boundaries to Create
Let Teams Take on More of
Adopting and Refining Empowerment
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