1. Know the Condition of Your Flock

If you want to be successful, you need to learn how to shepherd people.

The first principle of the Way of the Shepherd is to always know the condition of your flock!  A manager cannot manage what he does not know.  So one has to make a point of knowing not just the status of the work but also the status of the people.  

People are tired of being treated like a number.  Everyone wants to be treated as an individual.  Take a personal interest in each of the people.  Discover their skills and interests, goals and dreams.  Engage the people on a regular basis.  Get to know your flock, one sheep at a time.

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

An excerpt from the Way of the Shepherd

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