Don't expect help from above you. Create your own support by investing in a decent staff team.
When you're having a bad week, tell someone. The same when you're having a good week.
Expect idiots to try and ruin it. Don't make promises you can't keep. Value quality not quantity of cadets and opportunities offered.
Don't be bribed into taking cadets to yet another random parade, created so people can wear medals and feel important. Stick to the really important ones.
Don't be afraid to change things, but don't change everything at once.
Take a break now and then. It will do you good.
No matter what drivel comes into your inbox or via a Facebook update from a superior, don't reply and tell them it's drivel .
Find little shortcuts and tricks to make your life as easy as possible.
Be your own person, but don't ignore advice from others.