I define “empowerment” as the ability to make decisions which influence the outcome of your work. In organizational settings, some people are disempowered by management, or politics, or structure.
However, as entrepreneurs, we empower or disempower ourselves. For some people that’s hugely rewarding, and for some it’s frightening. The illusion is that we’re “granted” power by others. The fact is that we have power which we can apply or discard.
Most people don’t use all their power, and entrepreneurs can’t blame the “system” or anyone else, only themselves.
© Alan Weiss 2017