Paul M Raetsch

Interesting to me that none of the suggestions mention one thing that I believe key – communicating clearly the mission, goal, objective. Listening and the other characteristics are important, but how often have we experienced a ‘manager’ or supervisor who does not understand that the employee needs to know the mission and the expectations.
So, my seven words would be: Explains the mission (goal, objective, task, etc), gets out of way.