Business people say...
I want to understand my role, the contribution I am to make, and how it fits in with team contributions and company success.
I want to have the opportunity to use my talents and strengths.
I want to know the goals I am expected to achieve and how those goals fit in with team goals and company success.
I want a "truly safe" place to work, make errors, and learn from my errors.
I want decision-making authority and autonomy.
I want "constructive" feedback, delivered with sensitivity.
I want to experience success celebrations.
I want to know plans are in place, providing a level of predictability.
[Fail to provide these things and you and your followers will fall into the Boss-Subordinate Chasm]
Things People Don't Want
Ambiguity/Uncertainty: changing rules, changing messages, unclear communications, impossible goals, change in general
Criticism: in any form, however, public criticism is especially undesirable
Overseeing: micro-managing, nitpicking, policing