Alec Baldwin won an Oscar for his portrayal of Blake in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross. "Early in the movie Blake is sent by Mitch and Murray (the faceless owners of the real estate office in which the main characters work), to motivate them by announcing, in a torrent of verbal abuse, that only the top two sellers will be allowed the more promising "Glengarry" leads, and everyone else will be fired." (Wikipedia) This style of leadership results in poor performance, poor productions, and even unethical behavior. A better approach is to set clear expectations, measure those expectations, and reward those expectations. Fear is debilitating, not motivating.
In his book, The Servant, James Hunter outlines the timeless principles of servant leadership. The book is the tale of a struggling John Daily, a husband, father, and plant manager. He comes "to a realization that is simple yet profound: The true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice." (Amazon)