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 empower 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 that may rise up against your own leadership. However, most of the time, the opposite is actually true. If you treat people with respect and empower them to do great things, they will honour and respect you for that.
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 empower 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.