Empowered teams are made up of empowered people.
You want the people working for you, with you, to be able to function independently. To push themselves before you have to push them. To come to you with ideas, not for instructions.
When you’re a leader, you build that climate. The key to empowering your employees lies in transformational leadership: it’s being present enough to support your team while giving them the space to grow, being transparent in your goals and work process while accepting feedback and input, knowing how to set parameters while allowing for flexibility.
When you believe in your team, they take that to heart.
And that’s what makes them care. And that’s what makes them great.