Inspection, done well, communicates care, that you’re invested, and value, that the work is important. Inspection can also allow someone to “brag” and “show off” their work, instilling a sense of accomplishment or pride — a positive sense dignity and worth.
Inspection also provides accountability, and can spurn inspiration when lulls of motivation sets in.
A leader who understand the proper forms of inspection will also approach inspection as a detective, someone who investigates strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, breakdowns in communication, and blind spots. This heightens the leader’s ability to listen, and understand reality, the first step of a leader.
In other words, leadership demands that we pay attention.