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Waffle less (I love 'em), yourself!
17. Respond less formally, but with more speed, eg. a hand-written compliments slip rather than a typed letter.
18. Make time for yourself to relax; because this recharges batteries.
19. Delegate for success. Ask yourself question: Is this only something I can do? If not, to whom can work be appropriately assigned? Is this person prepared now, or does he/she need further instruction to complete task efficiently?
20. Provide clear and realistic expectations. Keep only paper you need on your desk (if you are lucky enough to have a desk, that is!). Clear out irrevelant files. A tidy mind is an effective mind, but tidy desks are really rarely creative. Thank goodness I have an excuse then!
21. Communicate clearly to your sub-ordinates and co-workers. Hard if you are at bottom of barrel, like me! Get messages across clearly first time.
22. Set aside time to mentally regroup, to think and to plan. Very important. Review progress regularly to see which plans are working and which ones aren't. Work with individual players and set aside time for individuals. Remember everyone is a unique individual with their own needs.
22. Have direction. Believe in yourself and what you are trying to accomplish. Review your skills periodically and pat yourself on back with your progress to date.
Finally (and most importantly),
23. Take care of yourself and BE HAPPY.
Craig Lock has had six books published on various subjects with another 12 manuscripts published on the internet. Craig's various books*(hard copies, CD's and e-books) are available at: http://www.bridgeniche.com/CLOCK/zaniestbooks.htm http://www.novelty-gift.com and http://www.nzenterprise.com