“ ' I can't remember ever having a tactical or coaching lesson from him, but as a football manager he was second to none. He made us feel invincible. Every time we ran out there we thought we would win.”
"A leader is best when people barely know that he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worst when they despise him."
Lao Tzu, Chinese founder of Taoism (6th Century BC)
The Empowered Leader’s Litany* I am a visionary, I can excite and inspire my team I communicate well; I believe listening is as important as talking I set tough business challenges, but make sure people have the information, skills and resources to deliver I am clear what needs to be achieved, but allow others to decide how to do it I develop individuals and build teams I encourage participation and value diversity I trust people to deliver within agreed boundaries and limits I set a few key controls which everyone knows and understands I seek to create win-win situations at every opportunity I am open and approachable and value feedback I am clear and consistent about my own values and beliefs, and the people I work with know where I stand I believe I will never stop learning *or how to be a smug narcissist in 12 simple steps!