Most people don't respond to his particular brand of leadership.
UX leadership frequently means getting people who don't actually work for you to do what you need them to. That is the true Art of Leadership. That is the difference between a leader and a mere manager.
Build people up by identifying their strengths. I highly recommend the Strengths Finder and Strengths Based Leadership books (http://www.strengthsfinder.com/home.aspx
) to create a shared language around employee achievement and development.
To be an excellent leader you can't just reward performance. You have to correct non-performance.
Consider using the Prescriber style of leadership. Prescribe every step of every action in great detail to make the employee demonstrate that they know what is expected of them. This feels like punishment.