By Herbert Mtowo
One of your greatest calls as a leader is to empower others. The greatest leaders that this world has seen had the ability to find untapped potential in people and then empower them to do great things. If you want to be a great success as a leader than you will have to adopt the empowerment principle into your life.
You see, if you don’t allow people you aren’t raising up people to be independent. Now you may think that if you are creating independent people you are creating people who may rise up against your own leadership. However, most of the time, the opposite is actually true. If you treat people with respect and allow them to do great things, they will honor and respect you for that. One important way to develop your Personal Power is by improving your ability to allow those around you. People who have the most Personal Power always seem to make the people around them stronger, bigger and more capable of doing whatever it is they are tasked with doing.
People don’t want to be held down. They want to be released to do the great things that they feel they are meant to do in their life. If you hold people back from reaching their potential in life they will come to despise you personally and as a leader. People want to succeed in life just as much as you do.
Empowering people to succeed will create an incredible team of people around you that will be able to do anything that is thrown at them. The facts of the matter is this, if you don’t let people and help them reach their full potential, you are actually falling very short of maximizing your own potential as a leader. If you empower people you are also empowering yourself. A lot of entrepreneurs rise from the ranks of youth. They develop a good idea then pursue it until they set up a business. Oftentimes, however, they don’t have the money and the resources to make the most out of their lives. Leadership for youth is necessary for a better society. Let us not let the young people waste their potentials. Hello Africa, don’t let the dreams die. Is there greatness on the inside of you but you don’t know how to make it?