Take your work seriously and yourself lightly.
An open-door policy doesn't do much for a closed mind.
Communicate, communicate, and then communicate some more.
Just the act of listening means more than you can imagine to most employees.
Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.
People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition.
You can't command people to do their best; they can only command that of themselves.
You get what you reward. Be clear about what you want to get and systematically reward it.
An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.
You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.