Know yourself and seek improvement

  • Know the strengths/weaknesses in your character and skill level.
  • Ask questions of peers and superiors.
  • Actively listen to feedback from subordinates.

Seek responsibility and accept responsibility for your actions

  • Accept full responsibility for poor team performance.
  • Credit subordinates for good performance.
  • Keep your superiors informed of your actions.

Set the example

  • Share the hazards and hardships with your subordinates.
  • Don’t show discouragement when facing setbacks.
  • Choose the difficult right over the easy wrong.