3. Every boss is a role model. That doesn't necessarily mean they are a good one, but you will always learn. Even specific ideas of what not to do are valuable.
4. Have a plan, but don't over-engineer. If you are too rigid, you won't be open to opportunities that might come your way.
5. Encourage debate. The more senior you get, the more you need to let people know that they can say whatever they want to you.
6. Manage down. The generals can take care of themselves. Take care of the soldiers first, and they will work hard for you.
7. Be respected first. If you're liked, that's a bonus.
8. Hire correctly, and give people more rope and responsibility than even they think they can handle. If they come up short, part of the responsibility lies on your shoulders.
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