As long as a team member is given clear information about what you need them to achieve and know you are there to support them when needed they should be able to progress without the need for micromanagement or dictatorial behaviour. Two way communication is key to successful leadership of teams. A leader may be involved in goal setting, allocation of tasks, scheduling work programmes etc. but can be open to team members comments on this. Asking for feedback from the team on how these allocations are working may lead to even more affective assignment of work. If the team are allowed to critic the leader they may also be more responsive to constructive criticism received from the leader. Praise, when it is due, is a very important form of communication and listening to team members ideas and or concerns will help reassure the motivate individuals.