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Three Steps to Job Empowerment

 

Three Steps to Job Empowerment

by Cora Belle Marburger

“An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.” ~ Stephen Covey

Job empowerment is the authority, influence, strength, energy, and control that makes you believe that you can do anything.

 How to Feel Empowered for Your Job:

1. Distinguish Between Task and Responsibilities

  • A comprehensive list of responsibilities provides the person with a larger view of the job.
  • People feel more freedom and purpose with a larger prospective of the job duties.
  • Conscious creation is when you are pro-active in the process of creating what you want.

2. Building Pride through Responsibility

  • A person needs to feel a sense of power in his/her job.
  • Pride in themselves and in the company is most important.
  • Pride in your job creates a desire to succeed and to draw on upon untapped inner resources.
  • Give that person a sense of responsibility by helping them know that their job is important to the company.

3. Prioritize Responsibilities

  • When the job priorities change, be sure to review the changes with your client and understand why they changed.
  • The primary consideration should be that the work has to be done and how to accomplish it most effectively.
  • Power comes from knowing what to do, knowing when to do it, and doing it in the correct sequence.

In conclusion, when you distinguish between your task and responsibilities, building pride through responsibility, and prioritize responsibilities you are empowering yourself to a have the authority, influence, strength, energy, and the control that makes you believe that you can do anything.

 Resources:

16-Steps for Discovery and Empowerment

http://charlottekasl.com/16-step-program/

I was doing some research on the subject of job empowerment and I found “this link by Charlotte Kasi, MA, PhD.   I just love her phase, “The 16-step model encourages people to use this or any other model as a springboard to find their own voice.   And while it is crucial to acknowledge the power of addiction, this model helps people affirm the power they do have to take charge of their lives and overcome addiction.

Empowerment: How to Feel Less Powerless

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/26/empowerment-deepak-chopra_n_1939930.html

My Thoughts:

Within this blog I wanted to express my feelings about having a purpose and a freedom as a Virtual Assistant vs. an Executive Assistant.   I feel that I am now empowered to complete the tasks I am given by my clients without being micromanaged.    This gives me a feeling of respect and freedom to be happy with my business and assisting people with their business tasks.

My Personal Story:

Many years ago when I was an Executive Assistant working with several Vice Presidents in corporate job was always wanted the freedom to complete my daily job without micro-managers breathing down my neck.   I would happily listen to my added tasks for the day, then go to my office to complete them.   My new priorities for that day did not bother me, but the people that seemed to want to micromanage me did bother me.

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Cora Belle Marburger, Online Marketing Virtual Assistant

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Six Strategies to Make Your Connections Count

Your First Impression Counts

Your First Impression Counts

You only have the first seven seconds to make your first impression with a potential client of JV partner.   I do believe that with a small window of time you will receive full attention to what will align with their goals and expectation.

“Any communication or marketing professional needs cross-cultural research and communication skills to be able to succeed in the future.”  Unknown

 Your First Impression Counts

Watch what your body language says about you while listening and networking with others.

  • Have a smile which communicates an openness to a conversation, you are approachable, and that you are trustworthy.
  • Be sure to keep consistent eye contact so the other person fells respected and understood.
  • Remember to nod during conversations to show that you are listening to what the other person is saying.
  • Always stand tall to appear that you are confident in talking to your possible clients.
  • A clear voice tone will also show that you are confident in your conversation.

Networking with Like-Minded People

  • Effective business networking is to connect with like-minded business professionals, in which we build a trust through relationships where we can see a need to support each other.
  • Networking in a business community can be through Meet-Up Groups, Business Associations, BNI, eWomen Network, Seminars, Lectures, Public Meetings, Breakfast Networking Clubs, Hospitality Events, Conventions, and local Chambers of Commerce.

Be Authentic and a Memorable Communicator

  • Have the ability to be present and respond more effectively.
  • Be able to adjust your content and deliver your presentations to suit particular audience styles.

Set Yourself Apart

  • Zero in on prospective clients by offering sound advice and guidance to those in need.
  • Get to know your customers to build your relationship based on their business needs.
  • Touch base with your past customers and offer them a loyalty discount.

Give and Receive Great Business Referrals

  • Give referrals to get referrals is the basis for business networking.
  • Keep your client’s best interest in mind.
  • Give at least three recommendations in any situation.

Use Networking Events to Build Your Business

  • Know the purpose of your networking event and save the date.
  • Be consistent and attend your weekly and monthly network events.

Resources:

Making Great First Impressions with Networking 101 

http://www.samdiener.com/2009/08/making-great-first-impressions-networking-101/

Five Pointers on Giving Referrals 

http://businessnetworking.com/5-pointers-on-giving-referrals/

Steps to Expand Your Business Network

http://blog.youraceassistant.com/category/business-networking/

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Cora Belle Marburger, Social Media Virtual Assistant

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