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About this video: ‘Sharing Knowledge with Dr Rozana Huq’ 2018

A Shift to Individualism and The importance of understanding Psychological empowerment and Self-empowerment for Leaders and CEOs.

“In a competitive global environment in which organisations are expected to provide a faster, efficient and excellent service and be the best, employee empowerment is recognised as the answer to provide these in the best possible way. However, there is concern in the business world and the literature in leadership and management that organisations lack knowledge and often do not know what employee empowerment is and how to implement it? More importantly, I am alerting organisations, they need to think about these two important questions – what is the purpose of empowerment and who do they want to empower?  Structures and strategies for employee empowerment alone will not work, organisations need to enable employees to develop a high level of psychological empowerment to be able to embrace the change and deal with customers’ needs in a confident and efficient manner. Psychologically empowered employees and leaders find work meaningful, have a great sense of commitment and enable organisations to sustain organisations’ empowerment programmes.  These employees and leaders must be viewed as assets for organisations who are sources of value creation.

Watch my presentation and find out why people’s ‘Feelings are important’ at work and what this has to do with psychological empowerment?

If you find the subject of psychological empowerment interesting, you can read more about it in Chapter 6 of my book ‘The Psychology of Employee Empowerment. Concepts, Critical Themes and a Framework for Implementation’

Chapter 6


Book Review: “This book makes a helpful contribution to employee empowerment in relation to organisational improvement.  Much of the existing literature in this area comes from an operations management and TQM background. Hence the current work’s grounding in psychology gives a much needed new perspective.  This approach gives a more rounded view of employee empowerment both from both theory and practice and avoids overly simple assumptions which often pervade the literature in this area.  The work is effectively supported by Dr Huq’s extensive experience of researching and consulting in this area.  I strongly recommend this text to academics and practitioners seeking a fuller understanding of employee involvement and empowerment leading to increased organisational effectiveness.”

Professor Rodney McAdam. (Ulster University Business School, Belfast, UK)

Employee Empowerment Podcast Episode 1 – Dr Rozana Huq

Hi I’m Rozana Huq and welcome to my series of Podcasts on Employee Empowerment.

If your organisation is applying for Quality or Excellence Awards, for example, The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), then the information in this series of podcasts can help you understand the qualities that are needed to be an Excellent Leader and the pitfalls to avoid in order to create an empowered and sustainable organisation.

If you as a Leader would like to achieve Excellence for your organisation you need to empower your employees to be creative and innovative and enable them to take decisions confidently and if you as a Leader value and trust your employees to be empowered and would like to support them in an improved appropriate manner, then you may benefit from these podcasts. 

I teach Leaders extraordinary skills and techniques with regards to behaviour, action and self-mastery in order to achieve Excellence not just for the organisation but also for themselves.

(Podcast Music: Chris Zabriskie)


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