A culture where people are empowered has excitement associated with it. The excitement tends to quickly trend quiet when the aspects of responsibility and accountability are attached to the empowerment. It can not be a truly empowered culture if those inside and outside the culture do not hold themselves to a set of standards which are shared and supported by all people involved. It is desirable to have the opportunity to be in control of your own destiny. With that empowered control comes great responsibilities. The objective is not to get a rise above others by pushing others down. It is to lift yourself up and be empowered to new heights.