Whether a new leader of people or an old-hand, you should always be fans of your teams.
We spend an inordinate amount of time with our teams, so get to know them and show your team that you care about them. Find out what motivates them, their family life, their interests and hobbies, what sports teams they follow, their goals and aspirations and, very importantly, problems and issues that they have both inside and outside of work. People will be far more willing to go the extra mile for you if they know you care about them.
Give your team compliments in front of people, make sure your boss knows the excellent work that they do for you and that you wouldn’t be able to deliver the high-quality work if it wasn’t for people like them. Surprise your teams with unexpected gifts for exceptional work, and you will be amazed at what a small gift will achieve in terms of positive morale and the general well-being of the team. They will then work extra hard as they know you value their contributions.