Excellent talk by Jocko Willink on the importance of empowering people as you lead them:
When you have to go execute something, I want you to plan it. I’m not gonna plan it for you. I want you to plan it. Now I’m gonna come and check out your plan. And we’ll collaborate to make sure it’s the best plan because maybe I have more experience than you, or maybe I have some strategic vision that you don’t have. But I want you to plan it.
That way you own it. And if you own it when you go to execute it your gonna put that much more effort into it….If you come up with a plan, you’re gonna put more effort, and more pride into executing that plan than if I come up with a plan and I give it to you.