Managers and business leaders are busy. There are meetings, phone calls, emails, presentations, off-site visits and reviews that need to be stuffed inside a day – and don't forget lunch. It's easy to cut corners and step back from other office duties to make time for the stressful work at hand. Unfortunately, this sometimes means that these important people are not as present as they should be in the workplace. While it can be difficult to balance the tasks of the job and the extra responsibilities that come from being a leader, there are certainly a few tasks that cannot be overlooked during the workday. Here are three examples of things that managers and business leaders do on a daily basis to move themselves toward success:

1. Give thoughtful feedback
Of course, not every employee can get feedback every day, especially the meaningful and well-articulated kind. But a leader can manage to give constructive criticism or compliments to a few people on a frequent basis. asserted that this feedback doesn't need to be delivered in a formal setting, but can happen in passing or maybe even via quick email. Receiving comments from a manager can be daunting if it only comes once a year during an annual review, but more regular feedback encourages conversation and growth between managerial staff and employees. Companies only stand to benefit from regular and healthy communication, so incorporating this whenever possible will be helpful in the long run.

2. Ask more questions
For most of the day, those in leadership positions are usually doling out instructions or taking charge of various projects or situations. While these are great skills to have and hone, it's still important to be able to ask questions. The general "How are we doing today?" at a business meeting doesn't hold much weight, as people are not likely to open up to a rhetorical question. Asking individuals or small groups how a certain project is going or what the company could do to really achieve its mission statement are much more meaningful questions that will garner positive results. Getting out of the office and onto the floor where employees are is a good change of pace and will encourage others to ask thoughtful questions to their peers.

3. Take time to reflect
It can sometimes feel impossible to break away from work for a few minutes and take the time to reflect on the day, or just about the last few hours. It's often easy to get lost in the shuffle of the day, and leaders should be evaluating their interactions to make sure they are in line with company values and include all necessary components. Entrepreneur suggested that removing yourself from daily tasks, even just for a few moments, can help the day go by much more smoothly. Collecting your thoughts after a business call or meeting may also help tie up loose ends to better prepare for the next task at hand.

These are just a few examples of ways that leaders can inspire communication and encourage healthy relationships in the workplace.