6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2014 by Victor Lipman at Forbes on 1 January 2014

Although the title says manager, these fundamentals also apply to leaders.  The author offers six fundamental thoughts for 2014 (I think it applies to future years, too!):

  1. Be open to new ways of looking at things
  2. Expect excellence
  3. Make sure your employees know – clearly – where they need to focus
  4. Protect your time as if it were gold…
  5. Communicate regularly by providing meaningful feedback in real-time
  6. Don’t duck conflict, but deal with it directly and fairly

My favourite point is #5 – I consider this a key aspect of leadership.  The hardest part is making sure that you are available to communicate – this includes receiving feedback.

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