You can direct, but often it is better to nudge. You can reveal, but often it is better to remind. Your best praise and reprimands may be made with a look and no words. Combine the right touch and timing and they will be remembered decades from now.
People mistake bold leadership as some type of frontal assault. That seldom takes the castle. Know the paths and study the people. Watch the weather. If you are alert, your experiences will bring the treasure known as instinct.