The leader who gets the most out of their team, are the leaders who care most about their people. According to Gail Hardie, caring leaders demonstrate a leadership style that brings out the best in their team. But it needs to be inherent in the leader, not a part of their role. This is very important because it's never about fear, manipulation, or trying to force your will on anyone.
According to Fernando Vilas, these leaders inspire others to follow them even in very adverse situations. They understand their employees’ needs, and they genuinely care about them. Not care about them when they want something done or when it suits their interest or purpose, but genuinely caring irrespective of the situation.
A caring leader is someone who has a genuine interest in others. They have a desire to build a relationship with their team, to know the people working with them, and to encourage everyone on their team to be the best they can be.