Step 1: Describe the overall vision or objective
And check for their buy-in.
Step 2: Co-create clear expectations
Instead of telling them what needs to be done, ask what they would need to do, and fill in gaps as necessary, to collaboratively create a set of action steps.
Step 3: Co-create accountability
This is the part most managers leave out, leading directly down the path to micromanagement. Co-creating accountability means asking them how they want to be accountable. For example, ask "How shall we check in?" Now as their leader, you must track accountabilities, to provide a role-model for taking these important commitments seriously.
Step 4: Positively challenge them to deliver a high standard of excellence.
Remind your team that they are smart, talented, and that you challenge them to deliver a high standard of excellence. Dare them to go for it!
Step 5: Give frequent feedback
Provide frequent feedback on where people are doing well, and re-direct them immediately if things go off course.
Step 6: Celebrate their success!
Now the most important step: acknowledge their success.
If you have caught yourself behaving a bit like a micromanager recently, your assignment is to review the above 6 steps, and identify which one you need to do more of.