In your current position, what do you believe are the primary barriers to full empowerment and continuous improvement? What have you done to address these barriers?
In each situation there are limits to empowerment, for example I do not have the authority to close my building due to a weather event but I can make recommendations. The first item is building trust with senior leadership and then demonstrating competence over time. I can develop my influence in a given position and then start to take on more responsiblity as a result.