Why does it matter if you are a bad boss?
Are you a good boss or a bad boss? If you aren’t sure, is it time to ask your employees?
Being a good boss makes a huge difference to the way people feel about their jobs and, in turn, their self-esteem. Happier people (generally) work better and achieve more. They also tend to stick with their jobs. These things are good for your business and reflect well on your skills as a boss.
Which of these will you adopt to make you a better boss?
We came across this interesting article: How to be a Good Boss – It’s Just Not as Simple as it Sometimes Looks from John Hollon.
He identifies these 5 important features of being a good boss:
- There is no such thing as over communication
- Appreciate and criticize, but do a lot more of the former than the latter
- Learn to listen is a message that should be branded on your brain
- Walking the talk is a tough, but necessary, thing to do
- You’re their boss, not their friend.
John recognises that there is a lot more to good quality management than just a checklist but this can be a good starting point to consider your own approach.
We would love to hear which of these is your favourite tip? Or can you add to this list?
We work hard to make sure that our clients find people with the right management style to suit their businesses. Having a good cultural fit makes a great start to building a sustainable working relationship but we find that all managers benefit from taking time to reflect on their skills.
At Sue Rees, we understand the importance of building and maintain strong teams so we work closely with all our clients to give you a shortlist of candidates who will support you in achieving your goals.
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