Empowerment Leadership Model for Small Groups, Teams, & Families
Course One, Lesson 1
The Secrets to Empowering Groups & Teams & Families
The 4 Biggest Mistakes in Small Group and Team Leadership
and What to Do Differently
Note: Whenever "group" or "team" is used, it can mean "group", "team", or "family".
Teams, groups, committees and families can be far more powerful than they usually are.
Leaders of less effective groups make these 4 serious mistakes:
(a) They focus on the group members and do not lead the group as a whole, hindering it from becoming a strong, capable social system,
(b) They do not help their groups adopt a purpose that is deeply desired by the group members,
(c) They do too much for the group and its members and create dependency upon leadership that cripples group members and the group as a functioning organism,
(d) They do not foster synergy and interdependence that brings out potential strengths.
In this Introduction to the Empowerment Method of leading groups and teams, we will address these four absolutely necessary ingredients.
(1) The leader must lead the group or team as a whole and help it become a strong social system that addresses its essential tasks.
(2) The leader must help the group or team meticulously adopt a purpose that is critical to (highly desired by) the members of the team or group.
(3) The leader must not do essential things the small group and its members can do.
(4) The leader must help the group or team develop interdependent synergy.
Next, you will want to read about David Under the Desk.