Idealized influence is component of transformational leadership charateristics. Influence is strongly associated with vision and sense of mission, it is also a result of respecting followers and inspiring them to exceed their potential. Moreover, Empowering followers and including them decisions that affects their work has a positive correlation with their performance and commitment to the organisational goal.
This approach has various benefits. The main benefits are that empowerment will put employees in a position to work based on their expert judgement and not just follow orders, this will lead to working above the compliance level without waiting for rewards in return. Moreover, they will be ready to override their self-interest for the common goal of the organisation.
In my future career, even if i wasn't a manager i will still work on influencing people around me. I believe in our organisational goal and influencing others by respecting their engineering judgement, inspire them to work hard and empower people that work in my team will lead to them also believing in the organisation and work beyond minimum compliance level.