Never avoid difficult decisions: take them as early as you can.
Don’t burn bridges with whoever it may be: you may just need them one day.
If you don’t enjoy what you do, stop doing it.
If you are not going forward, you are going backwards.
Never rely on important information unless you have confirmed it yourself
Never show your whole hand when bargaining: only show enough to win.
If you don’t know the answer to a question, say so: contrary to popular belief, this IS a sign of leadership.
Use the ’50/50′ rule when negotiating or receiving a report: i.e. reduce a good sales forecast by 50%, and increase a poor forecast by 50%.
Try to work with people you personally know to be successful at what they do.
Keep fit (at least, eat well), maintain family links and take at least one holiday a year.
Stress reduces your effectiveness below that of working a three-day week.
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