20. Reflect on Your Employees

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20. Reflect on Your Employees

Management can be a thankless job. Some will turn your name into a punch line. Others will predictably undermine you with human resources. In these times, ask yourself: Are they right? Over time, some lose sight of the big picture, focusing on looking good over helping people succeed. But everyone, employees and peers alike, can see through the self-importance. Fair or not, your personal reputation rubs off on your department. Make sure your conduct and attitudes don't hamper your employees when it comes time for securing resources or earning promotions.