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- Be a good coach.
- Empower; don't micromanage.
- Be interested in direct reports, success and well-being.
- Don't be a sissy: Be productive and results-oriented.
- Be a good communicator and listen to your team.
- Help your employees with career development.
- Have a clear vision and strategy for the team.
- Have key technical skills so you can advise the team.
I think these principles are great, although they seem obvious at first glance. From my experience, applying them is not so easy, and requires goodwill and open mindedness.
- be available, humble, empathetic: "love your soldiers". Concretely, this means taking the blame when shit happens.
- be proactive, especially in terms of communications.
- stay result-oriented and have a strategy.