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STAGE ONE:JOURNEY STARTING AND ORIENTING THE JOURNEY

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Given that empowerment (releasing the power within people) leads to astonishing results, leaders want to know how to start the journey to empowerment. Indeed, they usually want to know how to get there by yesterday. Unfortunately, the journey takes a little more time than that. This first stage of the process of changing to empowerment is filled with excitement combined with anxiety and a lack of knowledge of what empowerment means for the behaviors of everyone involved. According to Situational Leadership® II, this stage is a time for providing clear direction to focus people’s natural but naive enthusiasm. There are many new skills to learn, and clear leadership is the key to meeting ...

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