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Leadership: Making it All Happen

Understanding the many ways empowerment can be defined

Empowerment can be defined in many different ways. To me, it's about trust, trusting your employees, giving them the autonomy to make their own decisions with minimal guidance and, equally important, being trusted by your leadership.

Like many other associations, the pandemic has impacted our daily work in many aspects. The business model which was working well for years had to be quickly adapted, projects had to be put on pause or simply stopped, and many events moved to the digital realm. Needless to say this required a new agile mindset, being open for change and the acquirement of new skills – all this while making sure everybody working in the organization stayed engaged despite limited face-to-face contacts.

What has been key to continue most of our activities was the spirit of making it all happen.

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