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So what differentiates the empowering leader from the empowered leader?
For example, when an individual with a disability says to a rehabilitation counselor, "I would appreciate your telling my boss that I need that ramp complete as soon as possible," one alternative empowering response may be, "Yes, I could do that, but I would prefer that since you have been taking more and more responsibility for your life and you have the ability to express your needs and wants to other people, that we discuss how you would tell him yourself.
In addition to giving resources, accepting what others have to give is an effective way of empowering people.
Thank-you for challenging me and inviting me, in an empowering way, to move a little further away from the trunk.

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