Self awareness, vision, purpose, commitment and making a contribution are the keys to becoming a confident, empowered person, according to Oscar L. Britton.
In his keynote speech at the Workplace of the 90s, Britton urged the more than 660 participants attending the May 24 program at the Michigan League to rely on themselves, not their employers, to become empowered. The personal and professional development conference was repeated May 25.
Britton, who works at Ford Motor Companys National Employee Service Center, opened his presentation titled Creating the Empowered You! with the video Even Eagles Need a Push, based on David McNallys book with the same title.
Individuals have it within their power to create a different future, to choose how they want to live and who they want to be, according to Britton and McNally.
Five qualities common among self-confident individuals are:
Britton invited members of the audience to form a visual picture of an empowered you and to begin the creative process necessary to make changes.