The 3 E's - Equip
“We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.”
Lyndon B. Johnson
Once we posses the knowledge we need to progress, we can sometimes struggle with getting started. Building a toolbox for success is instrumental to not stall out our development process and part one of the three-part success formula. Possessing the ability to leverage the right tool at the right time will determine our level of efficiency, effectiveness, and success.
The 3 E's - Empower
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
The second part of the formula is empowerment. There is self- or personal empowerment and then there is empowerment that is acted upon when someone in authority offers an environment of empowerment. We will focus the majority of our attention on self- or personal empowerment but will visit the other as well. Self-empowerment is the strength to do something through one's own thoughts and based on the belief that one knows what is best for oneself (Dictionary.com, 2003-2014). Skills You Need defines personal empowerment as the ability to develop the confidence and strength to set realistic goals and fulfill your potential. Basically, self-empowerment or personal empowerment is the action of taking control of our own lives into our own hands.
The 3 E's - Elevate
Having influence is not about elevating self, but about lifting others.
Elevate is part three in the three-part success formula. Elevating self through development is a necessity for ongoing growth and effectiveness. When we take the competencies and skills we've learned and practice them, we are on a journey toward mastery. The true revelation of an effective intentional practice in elevation is when one starts elevating or lifting others. We will spend time learning to elevate self and in turn elevate others along their journey as well.