Be proficient in your job, both technically and as a leader

  • Take charge when in charge
  • Adhere to professional standard operating procedures.
  • Develop a plan to accomplish given objectives.

Make sound and timely decisions

  • Maintain situational awareness in order to anticipate needed actions.
  • Develop contingencies and consider consequences.
  • Improvise within the leader’s intent to handle a rapidly changing environment.

Ensure tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished.

  • Issue clear instructions.
  • Observe and assess actions in progress, without micromanaging.
  • Use positive feedback to modify duties, tasks, and assignments, where appropriate.

Develop your subordinates for the future

  • Clearly state expectations
  • Delegate tasks that you are not required to do, personally.
  • Consider individual skill levels and developmental needs, when assigning tasks.