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1. Surround Yourself with High Quality Employees
Just as a chef needs high quality ingredients to make a great meal, a manager needs high quality employees to give customers a great product. Who do you have around you?
2. Don't Micromanage
Let employees know what needs to be done and then get out of their way. Don't be a micromanager unless you want micro profits. Rule
3. Understand That All Motivation Stems from Self-Interest
It has been said that you can't understand a man until you walk a mile in his shoes. That is the best way to learn how to motivate someone.
5. Issue Instructions in a Respectful Manner
The bottom line is that the human need for self-worth can either be fulfilled or neglected, depending on the way a task is communicated.
6. Listen to Employees
Communication is healthy for any relationship, and it is especially important in the context of managers and employees. Rule
7. Use Praise Instead of Criticism
Praise is like putting water on a plant. Criticism is like putting acid on a plant. Will your employee morale blossom or wilt?
What About Rules 4 and 8?
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