To empower someone is to help them find the answers on their own. What are your goals? Every choice you make takes you closer or further away from your goals. I always say, "if it doesn't help you WIN don't do it!" Are you empowering someone, anyone?
When it comes to most people, they want to be taught not managed. They want to learn not be told. They want to go and grow, not sit and be fed. They want to be empowered not stolen from. Empower your team with words of encouragement and affirmation and watch them GROW.