It always seemed obvious to me – hire the right person for the job, explain what you need done, and then get the fuck out of their way and let them do it.
The results can sometimes be exhilarating – often people will out-perform beyond your expectations. Praise their excellence and repeat. It’s how great teams are formed.
If corrections need to be made, be honest but supportive.
The beauty of leading in this manner is that the results end up being greater than the sum of its parts.