In previous weeks, we discussed that the P in the acronym POWER stands for Possibility Mindset, the O stands for Ownership & Transparency, and the W stands for We-Focused Goal Setting. Today we’re covering the E which stands for Enable Action.
Leaders who see Possibilities inherent in the challenges they face, Own Success, and communicate why the effort is important to them, and who create a We-Focused shared vision, will still fail as leaders if they don’t Enable Action to facilitate movement towards the results they’re trying to make happen.
Actions you take should be on behalf of the organization’s goals, the department, the team, and the individuals you’re leading.
Sometimes, the most powerful leadership interventions are when a leader insists the team take a beat and let things play out before deciding what’s next. By Pausing, they’re able to respond thoughtfully, instead of reacting hastily.
The actions you take should always tie back to your goals and the results you’re seeking. As a leader, when you choose an action, it’s important to ensure that your team understands what success will look like as a result of that action.
Next week, we’ll talk about the R in the ACT with POWER framework, which stands for Review and Refine.
Keep us posted on your progress!