“We empower our clients.”
Take a moment from how things go and let’s rethink of this word.
If you run a team or work with clients and you empower them, it means you give them power.
And just as you can give power, you can take it away.
Best control model. Ever.
And if you’re in control, the others are not.
What you can do is give them agency and/or authority.
You don’t need someone else to “empower you“.
People —You, my friend, have power within yourself.