When you master the basics, everything else just falls into place. Victor Lipman writes for Forbes with six essentials of good management.
Be flexible and keep your ears open for new, potentially better ways of doing old things. Expect excellence from your employees, setting standards that are high without being frustratingly unrealistic. To that end, assign measurable goals that remove all ambiguity about job roles and provide direction. Give feedback at regular intervals, but make yourself available outside of set scheduled times too. Be observant of when problems might be brewing, especially taking into consideration which employees are and are not vocal about problems, and handle them fast and fairly. Finally, when it comes to yourself, take pride in keeping to a set schedule and do not let firefighting prevent you from regularly completing meaningful work. You can read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2014/01/01/6-fundamentals-that-can-make-you-a-better-manager-in-2014/