When leaders empower their team members, the result is outstanding achievement.

Imagine you had a colleague or boss who was always taking credit for your good work. You'd probably feel less motivated to continue striving for good results because it'd make you feel weak and insignificant.

Leaders should instill in their team members a sense of ownership of their own work.

Research has shown that people who feel powerless or exposed to uncontrollable circumstances perform worse than those who don't. So by trusting and empowering their staff, leaders can facilitate a boost in performance.