The Employee Empowerment Institute provides employee
empowerment facilitation services to corporations, unions, public
agencies, non-profits and other entities interested in teaching
their employees how to develop personal empowerment
knowledge, skills and abilities.
We also provide self-assessments, tools, personal
empowerment techniques and other support to individuals
interested in transforming their behavior.
Personal Empowerment Formula:
KSA = Personal Empowerment: where; K= Knowledge, S = Skills, A = Abilities, and
M = Motivation
Personal Empowerment Developmental Steps (PEDS);
1. Look within – Practice self-assessment and introspection. Many people go through life not having a clue why they behave the way they do. They just act out. On the other end of the continuum are others who analyze every aspect of their behaviors and motivations; however, most of us are somewhere in between. To the extent necessary, we need to learn how to identify and understand our behaviors so we can except or change them.
2. Determine your goal - what behavioral change do you want to achieve? Specifically identify your current behavior, how you would like the behavior to change and what the new behavioral change looks like, that is; how it is manifested. For example, if you would like to be more assertive; you will need to be more outspoken, self-confident and forceful.
3. Remove the buts – Take the initiative to eliminate the reasons not to change.
4. Invest in yourself – Take the time and make the effort to strengthen your knowledge, skills and abilities.
5. Take some risks – To grow and change, we need to move outside of our comfort zone, that requires risking failure, embarrassment or ridicule. To be empowered we also need to speak truth to power, question the status quo and authority.
6. Know your rights – Don’t rely on others to look out for you. Prepare yourself to look out for yourself and protect your interests.
7. Work within the system – Take advantage of what your organization has to offer, training, external education, project assignments, human resources support etc.
8. Work collaboratively whenever possible – Make your desire to change known and use trusted co-workers, family members and close friends to assist you with you change.
9. Evaluate your progress – Compare your change progress with your stated change goal.
10. Reinforcement and continuous improvement – Behavioral change like any other learned skill requires practice to master. Achieving behavioral change the first time does not ensure ones ability to replicate the behavior or mastery.
Personal Empowerment Index (PEI)
A self-assessment instrument that evaluates a person's personal empowerment propensity.
Personal Empowerment Coach
An individual that is certified by the Employee Empowerment Institute to coach protégés in the behavioral elements of successful employee empowerment