A Forbes "6 Ways to Empower Your Employees with Transformational Leadership" article says while "giving up control and empowering your team can be a terrifying experience for many leaders," monitoring a person's every move can actually impede his or her growth.

The articles advises managers to give a team some space, trust them and "you might be impressed by what they're able to achieve."  According to the article, breaking out of the traditional leader-follower mindset can lead to stronger staff bonds founded on trust, self-confidence and achievement.

When you create room for independent work and decision-making, your team might discover that they're able to achieve far more than they originally thought possible.  

Read the full article here.