Decisiveness is the one word that makes a good manager.
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.
Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.
To succeed today, you have to set priorities, decide what you stand for.
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.