The 'growth' element of "Care and Growth" implies a willingness to entrust responsibility to others; in essence, to take a risk with people. Two things then happen simultaneously. Trust in management increases and people are in a position to demonstrate their trustworthiness. With each incremental step of entrustment, in other words, there is greater trust in and increased trust worthiness in the relationship between manager and subordinate. Entrustment of responsibility is simple in concept but devilishly difficult in practice. For this reason there are far more failed empowerment efforts than successes.
This Module tackles head on the impediments to empowerment - both a lack of ability (not knowing-how) and of willingness (lacking the will to do so). It uses leaders 'past experience to derive some rules and steps for applying the 3rd Axiom. “The incremental suspension of control in order to empower the subordinate."
Care and Growth Applied – The Empowerment Model:
In this Application Module delegates will revise and build on some of the content covered in the Care and Growth Orientation Module This module will specifically focus on Control, Empowerment, the Schuitema Empowerment Model, the 5 Steps to Empowerment and The Truths Regarding Control, which will provide a frameworks for leaders to start applying “Care and Growth" in the workplace.
By the end of this module you will be able to:
- Define the 3rd Axiom of Care and Growth
- Distinguish between workplace democracy and care and growth
- Understand the nature of incremental suspension of control
- Implement the incremental suspension of control within your organization
- List the three aspects of empowerment in terms of Care and Growth
- Explain the difference between conventional empowerment and Care and Growth empowerment
- List the characteristic of the empowerment model.
- Understand the difference between the hard mistake and soft mistake as described in the Care and Growth model
- Identify the 5 steps of empowerment
- Explain the “Lets not witch hunt syndrome"
- List and explain the three truths regarding control
Leaders will do a self-diagnosis of their own leadership skills in terms of whether they are providing their people with adequate means to do what is required of them, whether they are ensuring that their people are able to do what is required of them, and finally whether they are holding people appropriately accountable for their contribution.
Participants are provided with powerful leadership tools which they can apply on a day to day basis, as they fulfill their care and growth role.
The output of the Module is clarity by each leader on what shifts in accountability are needed by them to start or continue the empowerment process and action plans to affect these.
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Faique is a Human Excellence Consultant at Schuitema, a business transformation consultancy operating worldwide.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This is a self led online course. You will be taking part in group discussions, completing the online quiz for each section and an offline assignment.
The course relies heavily on group interaction and reflection. Since the content is focused on concepts and philosophical underpinnings of the Care and Growth Leadership model the activities require discussion and reflection.
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
You are not required to purchase any text for the course. All materials are provided in the form of videos or PDF documents.
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The purpose of the Care and Growth Applied Online Module is to enable you to share your knowledge, gain new knowledge and skills and implement them in the workplace. It will allow for the content covered in the Care and Growth Orientation Module to be revised and reflected on through video and reading material as well as forum discussions.
You will have access to video and written revision material. You will be required to complete an assignment, as well as a number of discussions and other activities. Each activity will list what is expected of you.
Course Activities - These are the potential activities that you may encounter on the course.
Videos : You will be provided with knowledge material throughout the course in the form of videos. The videos are between 2 to 10 minutes. You are able to pause these videos and replay them at any time.
Reading material : You will be provided with PDF extracts from Etsko Schuitema's book 'Leadership' and Wendy Lambourne's book 'Legitimate Leadership'
Quizzes : These are multiple choice questions based on the material.
Forum Activities : Forum activities consist of an initial question or statement followed up by a discussion. Forums enable you to express your opinion and to comment on the submissions of other delegates.
These activities are very important, thus your participation and enthusiasm in engaging in the conversation is strongly encouraged. Please reflect on your submissions and replies before you write them.
Assignments : This activity is designed to give you an opportunity to test your ability to apply your knowledge in the workplace.
It is important that you are provided with all the support you require to complete the course. Faique Fakier is the administrator and support person on the course.
Please don't hesitate to use the support forum located at the bottom of each course. This either emails the facilitator or starts a live chat.
When in the main screen overview (Class Curriculum), you will find a tab (chat button) at the bottom right hand side of the screen, it will say "Leave a message" if your facilitator is offline and "Need Support?" if your facilitator is online.
Please use this as the primary medium of communication for any support you may require. (please see the 'How to Navigate This Course' section in the Introduction for more details)