A lot of people confuse a manager position as a position that gives someone the authority to boss others around. Managers simply manage people. Instead of using your position to act like a dictator, you can instead use the democratic approach.
Instead of making the decisions on your own, the democratic management style emphasizes meetings and employee input. This style reward good team work and gives everyone an open floor to voice concerns and ideas.
The manager who is using this style must be able to take the ideas and concerns of the team and find solutions they think would work best.