Manage staff closely enough to know they are completing their
work, but not so closely that you stifle enthusiasm or creativity.
Share the credit when things go well, and accept most of the
criticism/blame when they do not.
Don't invite your staff or co-workers to meetings that they do
not need to attend
Don't ask people for advice if you don't plan to use it.
If you use someone else's ideas, give them credit for their contribution.
When delegating, if you cannot make a job sound interesting,
at least take the time to make it seem important.
Remember that you can accomplish more as part of a team than
you ever could alone. For this reason, it is critical to foster
a sense of teamwork within your department.
Try not to overreact when a subordinate delivers bad news. Doing
so is a recipe for problems. If you "shoot the messenger" you
can almost guarantee that bad news will be buried rather than presented
quickly so it can be dealt with effectively.
Congratulate subordinates who bring complex problems that are
outside of their expertise or areas of influence to your attention.