Leaders must know how and when to push the right buttons. To do that, one must know how to read the writings on the face of the followers. You don't have to ask if your people are committed. You just know if they are. You don't have to motivate self-motivated people as it will spoil the mood. As a leader, you are expected to be behind your people pushing them to move forward. At the same time, followers expect to see you ahead of them guiding the team on their way to the desired direction.