- You are not your employees’ friend. Be friendly and supportive but remain an authority.
- Never ask for more from them than you’re willing to do or give yourself. Always show that you’re expecting more of yourself than them.
- Understand and use each individual’s personal motivation/driver to enhance his/her performance: For some it’s money. For others it’s promotion opportunities or being seen an important. For others it’s a growth opportunity in a field of future interest. Once you know what motivates each person, you can tailor what you offer to get the best out of them.