13. Communicate effectively
Marialuisa Curran, MBA, Chief Strategist at Infinite Owl:
Nothing breaks down a team more than lack of open, honest communication. Be transparent, be honest and remember - your team members are humans, just like you. We are imperfect and beautiful in very unique ways. Have common courtesy and treat the CEO/top client the same as you'd treat the intern because again - we are all people with independent thoughts, emotions, and drives.