Wednesday, February 8, 2017


#equippingteams #wordspirations TURN YOUR TEAM LOOSE TO DO THE JOB All training in the world will provide limited success if you do not turn your team loose to undertake the task. The truth is that if you get the best people, give them your vision, train them in the basics, and then let go, you are sure to get a high return from them. According to General George S. Patton, "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." It is difficult however to turn people loose without a structure, but you also want to give them enough freedom to be creative. The way to do that is to give them the RAA: responsibility, authority, and accountability. For most people, responsibility is the easiest of the three to give. We all want people in our team to be responsible. We all realise how important it is. This is because success on any mega scale would always demand that you accept responsibility. It is also a major fact that the one quality that all success driven people have is the ability to take on responsibility. What is more difficult for some leaders is allowing their people to keep the responsibility after its been given. Poor, ineffective managers want to control every detail of their people's work. When that happens, the potential leaders who work for them become unmotivated, frustrated and fail to develop. Rather than desiring more responsibility, they become indifferent or avoid responsibility altogether. If you want your team to take responsibility, then you just have to give it to them. Responsibility must always be coupled with a level of authority. Progress does not come unless these two work together. When responsibility and authority come together, your team becomes genuinely empowered. We must however note, that when we give authority to aspiring leaders, we are actually giving them permission to have authority rather than giving them authority itself. True authority has to be earned. No effective manager has any real authority over his team until he has proved himself worthy of it-in the eyes of his people - not his own, nor those of his superiors. We must therefore give our teams permission to develop authority. That is our responsibility. They in turn, must take responsibility for earning it. This is because, authority is not something we buy, are born with, or even have delegated to us by our superiors. It is something we earn - and we earn if from our subordinates. Have a wordspired morning and stay motivated. You are blessed. CCYI GLOBAL inspiring minds ....igniting spirits 08035690386 (whatapp) Please feel free to send in your articles for publish on our blog to

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