People who fear for their jobs, careers, etc. will do the least they can to stand out from the crowd. If you lead by fear, you will get the letter of what you asked for but not the spirit of what you need. In order to get your team’s honesty, creativity, and maximum efforts, you must lead from respect. The only way to get your team to respect you is to demonstrate to them on a daily basis that you respect them.
People who are afraid quit thinking about their goals and start thinking about the consequences. There’s a big difference between succeeding and not failing.