Unit 1: Leadership and empowerment

This course unit is a look at the fundamentals of leadership through empowerment and effective delegation.

By the end of this course unit, you will have learnt what empowerment is or how you can use it You will also have worked with some cases where empowerment has been used.

Meet the instructors:


Mr. Juan Carlos Martinez Barrio

Team Coach
Director of Projects Development and Training Departments

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Mr. Javier Sardiñas Ortega

Senior Expert
Entrepreneurship training

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Mr. David Tome Puente

Senior Expert
Entrepreneurship training

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Ms. Cristina Martínez Sanz

Junior Expert
Networking and IT

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Leadership and empowerment: Understanding the role of the entrepreneur in the company. Participants create leading thoughts for themselves and their organizations/start-ups/companies, based on which they will manage and steer them.

During 1.25 hours you are going to work with “Leadership and Empowerment”.

In the main document “Leadership and Empowerment” you can find a presentation with the main points. Inside the document you are going to find 2 icons:

  • ‘i’ icon: If you want to get more information, you can find it on “More About Leadership”
  • ‘Act now’ icon: If you want to do practical exercises, you can find it on “Template Leadership”
Leadership and empowerment
More about Leadership
Template Leadership
Study case: Laura and John
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Study case: Dan and Victoria
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Leadership and empowerment

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Additional resources

The Concept of Empowerment in Leadership
8 Tips for Empowering Employees
The Empowerment Process
50 Activities for Empowerment
Empowerment and shared leadership
Effective Delegation & Empowerment
Roger Gill: Leadership and Empowerment


  • “Out of our minds: Learning to be creative Online readings”. Ken Robinson
  • “Improve your communication skills”. Alan Barker
  • “Leadership presence: Dramatic techniques to reach out, motivate and inspire”. Belle Lynda Halpern & Kathy Lubar
  • “Awareness”. Anthony de Mello
  • “The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership: Follow them and people will follow you”. John C. Maxwell
  • “Perfect pitch: The art of selling ideas and winning new business”. Jon Steel
  • “The fifth discipline (Revised and updated)”. Peter M. Senge
  • “Man’s search for meaning”. Viktor E. Frankl
  • “What got you here won’t get you there. How successful people become even more successful!”. Marshall Goldsmith
  • “The art of war”. Sun Tzu
  • “The medium is the massage”. McLuhan/Fiore


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein