I’m currently working in St. Lucia with a group of undergraduate students facilitating a leadership academy for St. Lucian teens. On day one of the academy, one of the more experienced teenagers asked the university students, “What is the best way for a leader to empower someone?” The college student didn’t know how to answer that. I didn’t know how to answer that. After some thought though, this is what I came up with.
Regardless of where one places themselves on the spectrum of leadership, we all empower others.