Some of the best professionals and leaders are ordinary people who do extraordinary things because of callings and choices that foster desire and commitment to earn empowerment to “be, know, and do” at the highest possible levels.
Adopt the mindset that gaining responsibility, even preparing for promotion, should mainly be a function of earning empowerment instead of waiting for a leader to direct you.
True professionals write plans and state intent with leaders and team members to boost focus, inspiration, performance, and cooperation. Leaders are better able to respond with agreement or change based on your plans and expectations. Results often include improved preparation and promotion in less time with higher trust and fewer losses of time and energy due to misaligned expectations.
Source: Professionalism Under Stress (Dunn & Dyson); Earning and Delegating Empowerment Workbook and Seminar (Dyson)