To empower people means to motivate and encourage them
In this world, do you think you can become very successful without the help of the others? Of course not, you definitely need them. There are mainly 3 types of people you will need to fill them with empowerment in order to leverage their skills and capabilities to achieve your goals in a shorter period. They are namely 1) your closest people around you every now and then,2) the people at your workplace, like your colleagues and boss and lastly 3) any other people you will encounter every day, like cashier at the store, supplier and many others.
The first group will be your family, spouse, siblings and friends that you interact the most so it is very important to empower them every day and make them feel good. How? – Take the 3 A's approach
Appreciation – Always say "thank you" on every occasion as this will shown continuous appreciation in the things they do and this will empower them. The more you thank, the more people will want to do for you.
Acclamation – Don't be a miser in giving praises. To make people feel happy and important, you must be generous in your praises, do not save on it. Have you try to praise someone before? What did you get? You will usually get praise or approval from them too. If you are kind to people, people will find ways of means to be kind to you too. So be careful, if you are unkind to people, you will sow what you reap too.
Attention – People like attention, you will make them happy if you pay close attention when they talk. This action will make them respect you, because you respect them first.
Master these three A's will definitely lead you to success in human interaction.
Next group will be people at your workplace, how do we empower them? – 2 Cs
Clarity – In work, people like to know exactly what they are expected to do and the objective, expected results of the tasks being assigned. The clearer picture the person has on this task and its priority, he/she will feel more empowered in the start. On the other hand, if clarity is not there, people will tend to assume and more mistakes will be made, this will cause demotivation.
Consideration – If you are a manager or a boss, do you take time to talk to your employees? If not, you better start now. People like to be cared, so spend some time to ask questions and listen actively and patiently. The more the employees felt that the boss like and respect them, the more empowered they will be. They will feel good and be more committed in their jobs.
How to deal with the last group of people? Simply adapt a positive mental attitude to treat them. For example, whenever you go into a crowded restaurant or any place, try to put on a smile, instead of pulling a long face. This will definitely attract the waiter/waitress to pay special attention to you. Just imagine, if you frown at the other party, do you think they will smile at you?
In summary, people are controlled by their emotion so to empower them is to satisfy their inner self and they will be willing to do anything for you.