Tell me about the people you hired in your (current/previous) job. How long did they stay with you? How did they work out?
I've developed a sense of the type of employee who will do a particular job well, and also a sense of which people work best together in a given situation; so there's always been a minimum of unrest and turnover among the troops.
I think any manager's best bet is to be candid right from the start. I don't overstate or oversell the job, but I let prospective employees know we value their contributions. I also let them know what I expect and what the job entails. It's important to get the right person for the job, or both the person and the job suffer.
Once you hire people, you must take the time to train them properly and give them the tools they need to do the job right. Then you determine who will work best with a minimum of guidance and who needs more supervision.
Management is like a dance for which you anticipate the music to stay in step. It doesn't have to cause corporate musical chairs.