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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Team Building by Arthur Pell

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Chapter 15[image] Power, Power. Who’s Got the Power?

In This Chapter
  • What empowerment means
  • What empowerment can do
  • Dealing with problems of empowerment
  • How empowerment can work in the team

If you’ve been around management circles for any length of time, you’ve been exposed to buzzwords—phrases everybody knows and uses. You go to trade association meetings and these terms are the main topic of discussion. They pop up in casual conversations among businesspeople, and they’re featured in every business publication.

Empowerment is the buzzword these days. It’s not easy to empower people. Some leaders don’t want to give up their power, and some team members don’t ...

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