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10. Don’t under-estimate the power of PR. The power of the press may now be in more than just the hands of journalists (um . . . . . Social media, anyone?). Learn to be a friend to the Press.
11. Treat your Team well. People will follow a leader who treats them with respect. Learn to value your team’s input, & acknowledge it. Reward your Team for a job well done in way appropriate to the contribution.
12. Focus is the most under-rated Skill that you must master. When in doubt of what to do, review the Vision & Action Plan. Focus on what’s the most important then, to keep you on the path toward the goal.
13. Multi-Tasking doesn’t necessarily mean greater productivity. Numerous studies have shown that multitasking diminishes brain power by dispersing it. If you can, focus on the next most important thing to do and do a great job, so you can make your contribution to the company’s success. Then move on to the next most important.
14. Age isn’t just a number. Age does matter. Passion does. Managing a Gen Y employee is different than managing a Baby Boomer, because they have different values & goals in life. Be aware & care.
15. Appearances matter. Dress appropriately, so you make a good impression that you are a relatively normal person. Let your talent speak for you “You don’t get a 2nd chance at a 1st impression”.
16. Learn to View Situations Objectively, because there are many points of view to consider. Just because you would or wouldn’t do something, doesn’t mean others are the same way.
17. Life is short, and very easy to take for granted. Life is temporary, and the most important thing that matters is, how you treated those around you. Be nice. You may need them someday.
18. Pets make the workplace better. I think that every office should have a mascot. With a loving lively pet, no day is a sad day.
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