Do your associates (the people who report to you) see you as the coach on the sideline who will help them win? Or do they view you as the cop lurking in the shadows ready to pounce on you, ticket book in hand? There is a big difference.
If we think there's a cop up ahead we slow down, act innocent and as soon as he is out of sight, we go back to breaking the rules. On the other hand, we glance at our coach frequently for advice and listen intently when he calls time out and wants to chat!
What would your team's performance be today if they thought you were trying to catch them doing something right?