As leaders, we don't need to bestow any of our accumulated stacks of power on others, we often need to get ourselves the heck out of the way.
Occasionally, as an A3 team is working toward a countermeasure to a problem, it is necessary to consider spending some amount of money. I witness first hand how people spend company money like it is their own.
Trust the process of A3! The checks and balances designed into the process prevents "sub-optimizing", which is a fear I hear from people who don't understand A3 thinking. The process of working to "gain agreement" and "leverage diversity" ensures excellent results. It's truly amazing when "THEM" and "THEY" becomes "ME" and "US".
I'll take trust over empowerment every day of the week.