Take a few minutes and look in the mirror. You know what you’re going to see, but what do your employees see? How do your team members look at you? Do they see a true leader? Do they see someone they respect and want to work hard for? Or do they see you as a dictator? Think about it seriously — and be honest with yourself.
As the leader of your company, you can’t always be a friend to your employees. Your first objective is to train, nurture, and guide them so that they can be s