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When we develop a better self, we create a better world. -- Quinn
It’s important to note that transformational leaders are by our definition authentic leaders. They maintain a belief that by continuously developing followers, they can contribute to sustainable growth and performance.
The liberation of power creates a self-perpetuating momentum for positive change.
I think a better metaphor is that people are like plants. You can’t fix a plant; you can only give it the right conditions – water, sun and soil – and then wait. It will do the rest.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day, teach him to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime, ... Enable a woman (or man) to Lead and you will change the World."
Enable others to create meaningful change. Enable others to engage and align their strengths of character and capacity in an open environment of positive energy to achieve a shared purpose and create a better future. Enable others and you make a difference in your own life and your own world.
To enable another is to make them able. To enable another is to supply the means, knowledge and perhaps the opportunity to accomplish something more. It gives power, removes barriers, follows through, follows up, and makes more things possible. Enabling others is an act of service through time. Enabling others is an act of service to something and someone beyond yourself.
Our commitment to contribute to the growth and empowerment of others leverages our own capacity and enhances our ability to impact the changes we seek in the world. Enabling others is an act of leadership in a relationship of service. Its not dependent on our authority, responsibility, position, title, or role. It is the manifestation of our own decision to connect with, to relate to, and serve another person in their search for meaning and personal effectiveness.
Creating an atmosphere of cooperation, collaboration, and reciprocity provides an enabling context for creating a better future. Cooperation trumps competitiveness and enables effective reinforcement and leveraging of individual strengths. By connecting others together, purpose to purpose, strength to strength, the leader creates a network of shared power and enhanced group effectiveness.
Helping others feel in control of their own lives and believe that they have the capacity and support necessary to accomplish the tasks before them is the essence of “enabling others” and the foundation of servant leadership. Leaders create expectations. Positive expectations enable and energize others. When the leaders grant to others the greatness of their potential, the potential to create meaningful change is at hand.