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The 3 Keys to Empowerment

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
  5. INTRODUCTION: THE CHALLENGE OF MOVING TO EMPOWERMENT
  6. CHAPTER 1: Releasing the Power within People
    1. WHY MAKE THE EFFORT TO CHANGE TO EMPOWERMENT?
    2. WHAT IS EMPOWERMENT?
    3. DOES EMPOWERMENT REALLY WORK?
    4. HOW HARD IS IT TO MOVE TO EMPOWERMENT?
    5. WHAT ARE THE KEY CONCEPTS FOR NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY TO EMPOWERMENT?
    6. THE PLAN FOR THIS BOOK
  7. CHAPTER 2: Using Situational Leadership®II to Guide the Journey
    1. A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP® II
    2. APPLYING SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP® II TO A SELF AND TEAM PERSPECTIVE
    3. SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP® II AND THE CHANGE-TO-EMPOWERMENT PROCESS
    4. SUMMARY
  8. STAGE ONE: JOURNEY STARTING AND ORIENTING THE JOURNEY
  9. CHAPTER 3: Key #1: Share Information to Kick-Start the Process
    1. CONCLUSION
  10. CHAPTER 4: Key #2: Declare Clear Boundaries to Begin Creating Autonomy
    1. CONCLUSION
  11. CHAPTER 5: Key #3: Begin Developing Teams to Replace the Hierarchy
    1. CONCLUSION
  12. STAGE TWO: CHANGE AND DISCOURAGEMENT
  13. CHAPTER 6: Key #1: Share More Information and Listen for Information
    1. CONCLUSION
  14. CHAPTER 7: Key #2: Widen the Boundaries to Create More Autonomy and Responsibility
    1. CONCLUSION
  15. CHAPTER 8: Key #3: Let Teams Take on More of the Hierarchical Roles
    1. CONCLUSION
  16. STAGE THREE: ADOPTING AND REFINING EMPOWERMENT
  17. CHAPTER 9: Key #1: Enhance Information Sharing to Drive Performance
    1. CONCLUSION
  18. CHAPTER 10: Key #2: Incorporate Boundaries into Everyone’s Value System
    1. CONCLUSION
  19. CHAPTER 11: Key #3: Let Teams Replace the Hierarchy
    1. CONCLUSION
  20. CONCLUSION A LOOK BACK (AND FORWARD) AT THE JOURNEY
  21. CHAPTER 12: Summarizing the Action Plan For Creating Empowerment
    1. AN ACTION PLAN FOR THE JOURNEY TO EMPOWERMENT
    2. FINAL CHALLENGE
  22. Notes
    1. CHAPTER 1
    2. CHAPTER 2
    3. CHAPTER 3
    4. CHAPTER 4
    5. CHAPTER 5
    6. CHAPTER 6
    7. CHAPTER 7
    8. CHAPTER 8
    9. CHAPTER 9
    10. CHAPTER 10
  23. Index
  24. Acknowledgments
  25. About the Authors
  26. Your Stories and Questions
  27. Services Available