Always know the taste of your teammates . what kind of project that would challenge them or inspire them .
Always keep your teammates with you , keep them motivating , cause the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon result is team work.
Make them realise alone I can do little , together we can achieve great things.
As you said when their heads are down just ask them why they followed you , why they decided to come along with you in first place .
Just give them the difficult challenge with limited resource, I am sure your teammates will come out of their nut shell and will work to achieve something new .
Sometimes every one needs a push in lifetime to move along to complete the task.
Sometimes when your teammates become dispassionate , just give them the time to get to the reality , give them the break .
Belive in your teammates they will always come back for you .
Thanks Poornima Vijayashanker in first place for sharing it .
Loved reading it .