1. Follow up.
This can really save a TON of time. "Yes. I got this. It will be done by____." Too much time is spent following up with your team members if you don't let them know you received that email, voicemail or memo.
2. Set meetings and keep them.
Everyone has a full calendar. Show respect for your team members and show up on time. Do you show up late for meetings with clients? If not, then your team members deserve the same respect. Come to meetings ready to receive direction, assign tasks, and execute on them in a timely manner.
3. Minimize interruptions.
"Hey! You got a minute?" This can be a huge issue for leaders with busy schedules. My CEO ALWAYS says, "Yes! For you I have a minute...just not THIS minute." Schedule a 15 minute meeting with your immediate boss or team leader. It shows them you respect their time and in turn, they will respect yours.
4. Cover your teammates.
Don't be the first to blame others for something not getting done, missing a deadline, or messing up a project. Take responsibility if you messed up and always be the first to cover your team members.
You never know when you'll need them to cover for you!