Core4 Principles: Empowerment

People want the opportunity to participate in decisions that affect them.

Energetic participation delivers more effective decisions and stronger buy-in.

Focus: Solutions for effective change are embedded in your organization. The best decisions are those that engage the imagination and the participation of your people.

Ask Yourself:

  • How are decisions made in my organization?
  • Do our decision-making processes encourage participation from those closest to the work?
  • How well do my employees support decisions made without their input?


  • Methods and practice in brainstorming, proposing, and deciding.
  • A systematic practice of initiating, honing, and implementing ideas with participation across multiple levels of the organization.
  • Leadership skills that promote the insight and creativity needed for effective problem solving.