Take the time! Listen! Increase your self-awareness of the "great, unseen battles" that most of your mates are fighting. Show consideration and humanity ... and, per Philo, "kindness."
Your reward will be a better-functioning and more productive team—and points as a thoughtful human being who, in appropriate circumstances, can call herself-himself a true leader.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
on the front page.