What you pay attention to is important. At least that’s what your team members think, and it gives them clues about how to act.
If you reward performance, they will strive to perform better. If you praise effort, they will work harder. If you brush off their ideas so you can talk about office politics, they will stop bringing you their ideas and start analyzing their actions for the political implications.
What you pay attention to sends a powerful message. Pay attention to what you pay attention to.
This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time.