Your company's success depends on your employees' performance, and that performance depends in large part on your commitment to modeling these seven virtues.
- Acknowledge - When things are going well in your organization, let people know--early and often. Publicly recognize productive employees for their contributions.
- Communicate - Communicate clearly, professionally, and often. Employees expect their manager's honest assessment of their performance.
- Trust - Learn to trust your employees. Bosses who believe employees are capable and responsible encourage autonomy while also creating a strong sense of community throughout the organization.
- Develop - Set up your employees for success, not failure. Provide them with the tools and training they need to reach their full potential, and to meet and exceed the standards you have set.
- Direct - Ensure that your employees feel challenged with their jobs, but not overwhelmed.
- Partner - Make your employees feel like they are a part of something special and that their efforts are truly appreciated. Create a productive environment where they feel they are part of an efficient, skilled, and highly successful community.