If you lead a life of righteous behavior, setting the examples for others, then even if you do not give any commands, things will be done and done well by others. However, if you do not behave well, then if you give the orders, the commands will not be followed!
Sun Zi's Art of War has a similar passage:
令不素行以教其民, 则民不服；令素行, 与众相得也。
Commands followed by commanders in the normal life, commanders setting the examples, to teach the men to follow, then the men will be persuaded and convinced. Otherwise, the men will be happy to follow the commands. Commands being followed daily by all is the gain of commanders and his men.
Lead by your examples. Don't expect others to do things that you don't want to do yourself.
Lim Liat (c) 19 Mar 2015