Remember that everyone has the potential to succeed. Your job is to see the potential, find out what he lacks, and equip him with what he needs. As you evaluate the people you intend to empower, look first at three areas:
Knowledge - Think about what people need to know in order to do anything you intend to give them.
Skill - Nothing is more frustrating than being asked to do things for which you have no ability.
Desire - No amount of skill, knowledge, or potential can help a person succeed if he doesn't have the desire to be successful.