What can a Specialist Leadership Coach do for you?
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a specialist is “someone who has a lot of experience, knowledge or skill in a particular subject”. Without an in-depth knowledge, skill, and understanding of what employee empowerment is, and how to implement it, organisations can end up with unsuccessful change that merely introduces employee involvement but does not empower employees.
Whether you are a large organisation, a growing SME or a fledgling startup, the effective utilisation of staff is a strategic issue for organisations. Employees are being given more responsibility and are expected to take decisions. The days of command and control are over. But simply burdening employess with extra responsibility without empowering them will not deliver results.
I am passionate about helping Leaders to be empowered and developing them into Purposeful, Committed and Mindful Leaders, who will have the confidence to empower, motivate and lead in a diverse Global World.
Are you a leader who is enthusiastic about empowering employees and believe that empowered employees are more willing to be engaged, creative and innovative? If so, then you will benefit from my Leadership Empowerment Masterclass RHM™ which blends together theory and practical application and includes intensive deep-level coaching and case study analysis.
The Nine Key Points and the detailed implementation framework can empower you with powerful tools and techniques and help you adopt an appropriate leadership style enabling you to successfully create a culture of employee empowerment in your organisation.
I can provide you with 1:1 leadership coaching that will help you tackle complex issues and embed new behaviours in your organisation and give your employees the psychological empowerment they need to be able to take decisions and make work meaningful for them. Face-to-face or over Skype, as a Specialist Leadership Educator and Coach I can teach you how best to embed employee empowerment in your team and your organisation.
“‘How to collaborate’ needs to be learnt at the workplace. It is a learned skill. Most people are not born ‘collaborators’. You need to upskill your soft skills.” (Huq)
You may face the difficulty of overcoming other people’s poor change management? Maybe you need to introduce a step change in your organisation’s efficiency?
With two decades of research and working with private and public sector organisations, I have coached leaders in senior and middle management and facilitated workshops in Belfast as well as across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. I have provided training together with powerful tools on empowerment techniques, psychological empowerment, managing change, business improvement, building resilience, stress management and well-being to leaders in enterprises and SMEs, and to university students who will become tomorrow’s leaders.
I also run workshops within organisations that can help your team tap into the three key areas for development, namely, boosting motivation, improving communication skills and managing stress.
What employee empowerment means in theory and in practice was the subject of my PhD research at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) Management School. So I have heard first hand of the business and employee benefits that empowerment can deliver, as well as the problems that poor implementation can produce.
Through interviews with leaders across the UK and beyond, I have been able to apply my research to create a solution-based model for implementing employee empowerment that builds on the familiar EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) framework.
I was given a special invitation to deliver three webinars on ‘Leadership and Employee Empowerment’ by EFQM in Brussels
My evidence-based research reveals most people feel that work needs to be meaningful and want to be empowered, and want to be given responsibility which in turn makes them feel valued. This sense of high self-efficacy and confidence leads to psychological empowerment, a topic I deal with in detail in my book.
During the interviews employees also commented that they don’t like feeling disempowered and being left out of decision-making processes. This is a warning to all leaders: disempowered employees can be harmful to the health of your organisation!
Book a Session with Dr Rozana Huq
Leadership Empowerment Masterclass RHM™
You will learn the Nine Key Points that are crucial regarding the leadership skills needed to create a culture of empowerment in your organisations. You will also have access to the detailed employee empowerment framework that I have designed and learn how to implement it. One of the questions that I am asked frequently by leaders is ‘what kind of leadership style do I need to adopt?’
Bootcamp Sessions RHM™
Includes a complimentary paperback book by Dr Rozana Huq worth £34.00
This offer is for a limited period only
Bootcamp sessions are intensive and empowering. It helps you to get fit and sharp with regards to important key skills.
I have skilfully designed these accelerated learning sessions so that you can quickly learn to apply tools and techniques from the list of your chosen topics below to help you at work and your personal lives and feel empowered!
Duration: 2 hours
Preparing for the Leadership Journey RHM™
This one hour session is a step to Leadership Empowerment Masterclass RHM™
‘Preparing for the Leadership Journey’ prepares you to become an empowered leader. You will learn the leadership style needed to create an empowered culture in your organisation and get to know some of the skills and tools that are essential in order to create a culture of Employee Empowerment.
You will get an opportunity to hear about the case studies and employees’ experiences of empowerment and learn what people felt were important to them.
Speaking & Teaching
I am regularly invited to be a keynote speaker at international conferences and to deliver corporate seminars.
As a speaker and an expert facilitator and educator, I can combine my research insights and knowledge with what I learn from senior management, HR managers and team leaders in the companies I consult with and coach, to explain the benefits of employee empowerment and how to successfully implement this strategy in organisations to reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.
In the last few years, I have spoken in Dubai, Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Oxford, Paris, Portugal and Rome as well as at home in Belfast.
Delivering the keynote address at the Eurasia International Conference on Research in Social Science & Humanities in Barcelona, I spoke about how leaders should lead and the skills they require as they face up to the challenge of employee empowerment and in Rome I addressed the issue of how psychological empowerment frees employees to both take control of their work and feel that it is meaningful.
I have also taught MBA-level courses on organisational behaviour, leadership, managing change and Total Quality Management (TQM) at Queen’s University, as well as delivering bespoke sessions for other universities and companies.
I delivered a series of three expert webinars for EFQM on the topic of leadership and employee empowerment.
Use the Contact details below to get in touch to check availability and discuss how I can help maximise the benefit of your event or programme in your organisation on Leadership and Employee Empowerment.
I have spent twenty years studying and researching organisational leadership, and have published two books on the psychology, rhetoric and reality of employee empowerment, as well as many articles in journals and on this blog about leadership development.
The Psychology of Employee Empowerment defines what being empowered entails and draws on my research and investigations inside many different organisations. Themes from the disciplines of management and social work are combined, the latter being a domain where empowerment is an important construct.
This helps to bridge the gaps in knowledge in the management domain and draws attention to the positive and negative psychological implications of employees regarding the practice of empowerment that are often ignored by leaders and managers.
Through all of this, I offer a model to help people in management and non-management understand the new roles and behaviours that they need to adopt if empowerment is to become a reality and sucessful in their organisation.
My book, Employee Empowerment: The Rhetoric and the Reality, explains the qualitative research approach that was taken during my research and a valuable chapter is included in this book for anyone doing qualitative research methodology. This book discusses the EFQM Excellence Model and how the existing body of management literature contains some controversies and I address some problems of interpretation.
During my cast studies, I asked people inside two organisations – one small (54 employees), one large (over 2000 staff) – with regards to employee empowerment about experiences of empowerment, what works, what happens in practice, and what can be done better?
Feedback from frontline staff and boardroom members sheds light on the experience of empowerment, reveals common pitfalls, and suggests what leaders should look out for, how they can collaborate, persuade, negotiate and bring employees on board when considering implementing an employee empowerment culture.
About Dr Rozana Huq
I am an organisational behaviourist, leadership development coach, international conference speaker, lecturer, author and philanthropist. As well as having a PhD from Queen’s University, Belfast, I am a certified life coach (with distinction), have won a UTV marketing award, was invited to attend a Downing Street event regarding my contribution as a non-executive director of an NHS hospital, and met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of my community work.
While I am excited by the opportunities to help leaders put employee empowerment at the heart of their organisation’s success, I am also passionate about making a difference and empowering young people through projects which provide access to clean water and enhanced learning. Philanthropy sits alongside my work coaching, writing and speaking.
In a process that began in 2002, the United Nations formally recognised the human right to water and sanitation in 2010 and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human rights.
Sitting in the comfort of my home in UK, seeing media reports and pictures of floods, tsunami and mud slides, I was moved by the lack of clean water in the aftermath of these disasters. I collated six of my poems into a booklet and printed them as Water Collection 1 to raise money to help relieve people’s suffering. I am deeply indebted to writer Ruth Carr who guided me through the process.
All proceeds from the sale of this booklet are channelled to projects that help provide clean water around the world. Get in touch through the Contact details below if you would like to know more about this project and how you can help and get involved.
I have also published the first in a series of fun and interactive resource books to help children learn about the world and its natural resources. My World Seven Series is designed to challenge, empower and expand the horizons of children between the ages of 4 and 11.
Activities and exercises help develop skills and learning across the curriculum, covering listening, speaking, reading, creative writing, imagination, language development, innovative thinking, maths, and ICT.
Unsurprisingly, empowerment is at the heart of my approach, and the workbooks encourage children to become self-confident and independent learners.
Find out more on the My World Seven Series website and get in touch via the Contact form below if your organisation would like to join me to charitably support this exciting educational project as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility activities and sponsor these materials being used for positive societal impact in a school at home or overseas.
Copies of this book can be bought directly at Windsor Photo Prints, 130 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast. BT9 6EU
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