Sunday, October 30, 2016

Unique Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great things we can accomplish – Ursula, Tommy, Marcus, Miguel, Celtic a little, Stewart is in the mix too…

A Great Boss Shares information >> some bosses seem to think that every piece of information they share reduces their power and authority. In fact, just the opposite is true: great bosses know that sharing information empowers their employees, instead of diluting their own power.

A Great Boss Puts A Lot Of Thought Into Hiring

A Great Boss Looks For And Celebrate Wins >> great bosses don’t have a – why should I praise you for doing your job attitude. They look for reasons to praise their employees, both privately and publicly. And they take the time to celebrate milestones instead of just driving everybody on to the next project or deadline. They understand that getting a pay cheque doesn’t cancel out that inherent need to feel valued and appreciated.

A Great Boss Respects Your Time >> great bosses don’t give you the impression that their time is more valuable than yours. They don’t keep you waiting for scheduled meetings. They show up prepared and get to the point. And they don’t goof off on your time. It’s not that they’re unwilling to have fun at work, but they don’t do it at your expense, causing you extra stress or making it necessary for you to stay late to catch up.

A Great Boss Is Empathetic

A Great Boss Is Accountable >> bad bosses are quick to point the finger when something goes wrong. Great bosses understand that a large part of their job is being accountable for the team’s performance. They know that this just goes along with accepting a managerial role. That doesn’t mean that they don’t offer the team feedback on what is going wrong, but it does mean that they take the blame publicly. Even privately, they see the team’s failure as a failure of leadership on their part and they act quickly to correct it.

A Great Boss Says Thank You

A Great Boss Doesn’t Forget That People Have Lives Outside Of Work

A Great Boss Is A Great Communicator >> it seems like some bosses will do anything to avoid giving a straight answer. They don’t want to say something they can be held accountable for later. Other bosses just don’t want to be bothered with clear explanations and solid answers. Great bosses say what they mean and mean what they say – and they say it clearly, so that people don’t have to read between the lines or try to guess their real meaning.

A Great Boss Creates Leaders >> have you ever noticed how sometimes all the promotions come from within one manager’s team? That’s no accident. Great bosses pull the very best out of their people. They inspire, coach, and lean into people’s strengths and when their employees are ready for new challenges, they gladly send them on their way.

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