The wise project manager knows that there are natural consequences for every act and their role is to help people to understand what is going on, for this is the way of the project manager.
Lao Tzu tells us:
If men are not afraid to die,
It is of no avail to threaten them with death.
If men live in constant fear of dying,
And if breaking the law means that a man will be killed,
Who will dare to break the law?
There is always an official executioner.
If you try to take his place,
It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood.
If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.