Although you may not want to do this, it will make management much easier if you place some social distance between you and your employees. Although you can spend time together outside of work, avoid venting about the company and do not go overboard during happy hour. If you are going to be financially compensated as a manager, you must act like one. That does not mean you cannot have fun, but it’s important to be a responsible leader in your company.
Leadership is not easy and it takes years to find a balance. Becoming a better business leader has always been “a work in progress” goal that requires tenacity, a huge dose of humility, and the willingness to embrace new ideas. The aforementioned tips will help you align a workforce behind the company goals.