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You have an important role to play in creating an organisational culture which empowers staff and people who use your service to use and develop their leadership capability. As a manager, one of the key challenges is to maintain accountability while encouraging others to take risks and show autonomy.

Empowering people may involve:

  • Supporting professional autonomy and leadership from staff and people using the service
  • Empowering people to be innovative, and to take appropriate risks
  • Valuing the contributions of people who use your service, carers, staff and the community.

Empowering Resources

Examples from Practice

What Others Say

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James McKillop - Scottish Dementia Working Group

"It is the person closest to the person receiving the service who needs to be the best leader... Because as they provide the service… these are the people that need to be able to make decisions."

University of Stirling et al. (2010) Leading Together, Dundee, SSSC

Leadership Capability Indicators
Continuous Learning Framework (CLF)
Standards for Childhood Practice
learning log
Additional SSKS Resources

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