1. Listen. This is the most important trait a business leader can have. It can be hard to do at times, but worth it in the end.
2. Fight boredom. Boredom is detrimental to productivity. Do something spontaneous with your employees to break the boredom cycle.
3. Support new ideas. If an employee approaches you with a wild idea, it's because they care, so hear them out.
4. Empower your employees. Every employee plays a vital role to the company and it is important that they are made aware of it.
5. Set clear expectations. Not setting clear expectations early on can make for trouble down the road.
6. Be a leader worth following. Never have your employees do something that you wouldn't do yourself.
7. Give credit where credit is due. If one of your employees does something good, let them know.
8. Be flexible. Going with the flow not only shows that you're adaptable, but also shows your employees that you aren't unreasonable.
9. Have patience. Nobody likes an impatient buffoon; don't act like one.
10. Promote unity. Your employees are your teammates; make sure they know that you have their backs.