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Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations by Ken Blanchard

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Chapter 4. Empowerment is The Key

Alan RandolphKen Blanchard

How do the best-run companies in the world beat the competition day in and day out? As we pointed out in the previous chapter, they treat their customers right. They do that by having a workforce that is excited about their vision and motivated to serve customers at a higher level. So how do you create this motivated workforce? The key is empowerment.

Empowerment means letting people bring their brains to work and allowing them to use their knowledge, experience, and motivation to create a healthy triple bottom line. Leaders of the best-run companies know that empowering people creates positive results that are just not possible when all the authority moves up the hierarchy and managers ...

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