Leadership in Business: What Makes For A Great Boss

For A Great Boss

The responsibility, power, and position of being a boss, a leader, and a team player all at the same time isn’t an easy thing to do. We human beings cannot understand and hold the knowledge of what other people truly feel.

Indeed, like a programmed machine, a typical boss has their limits, restrictions, and ground rules to lay down to ensure an equal and ordered workspace. Orderliness and discipline is their ultimate tool for teamwork. However, it takes a great boss to balance those two principles along with knowing when to be more compassionate and more human.

As a leader, it is important to understand that in becoming a good boss, it is needed to know what it’s like to be a good person. Someone who knows when one is tired and help others who are under stress or possibly facing struggles at home. Someone who knows what it is like to be strong but vulnerable at the same time. With all that being said, here is a conglomeration of what it takes to become a great boss.

Someone Who Is Goal-Oriented

Like every plan, project, and performance, there is always an end goal. A leader needs to have a vision of what he wants to achieve at the end of his endeavors. A boss needs to set schedules, timelines, and dates of deadlines.

A leader needs to plan ahead and try to manage the amount of work to distribute among his workers. A boss needs to keep track and record progress to see how far or how close he is to these goals.

One Who Is Open and Understanding

A good and healthy office could not be possible with openness; communication is the key to success. Communication is one of the strongest capacities of a good relationship. It is needed to know how to teach others without making them feel small. A leader needs patience, and needs to give support.

Leaders need to understand that their employees aren’t robots who are machined to work; they’re people. Keep in mind that the emotional quotient of a person is just as crucial as their intelligence quotient.

Someone Who Builds Relationships

Every relationship has a foundation. This establishment is what will set and build trust, value, and harmony of a strong and healthy bond. Remember that employees aren’t just workers, they’re people – they have feelings and emotions. Pput time and work not only to the job but to the diverse personalities and characters around.

Get to know them on a personal level. Ask them more about their lives outside of work. Recognize and acknowledge the importance of their presence and efforts to the company. These are the little things, the small efforts they will see and feel.

Someone Who Praises, Inspires, and Motivates

Employees more or less dedicate their lives to their offices. They go through the struggles and make sacrifices just as much as a boss does. All of their holidays, children’s birthdays, or vacations would be broomed aside for the sake of camaraderie if necessary.

Work is taking away precious moments of their lives – a leader needs to strengthen them and feed them with appreciation. A boss needs to encourage, enlighten, and ease them. The power of motivation is where encouragement and their perseverance lies.

Someone Who Gives Back

Appreciation is as vital as encouragement. Giving back to people for their efforts, hard work, and dedication is something that must be considered and given more attention. It’s good to get paychecks, salary, and benefits from all the work done, but what’s far greater than all that is the bond that is established. Wouldn’t it be nice if a boss attempted and gave the effort to at least get to know their workers more?

Perhaps through an office celebration, a formal party getting to know their families, or maybe even a barbecue gathering to show gratitude and thanks towards your people. Try this, It’s more than money. It’s more than what one expects from an employer. It’s something valuable and priceless that money can’t give – gratefulness.

Being A Good Boss

Like motherhood, there is no manual that will help guide and lecture on how to deal with the people under company’s roof. There are no guidelines and instructions on how to be a good boss. It is all up to an individual to figure out the formula that is good enough to balance their tolerance and their cooperation.

Roughly 75% of workers don’t quit their jobs because of the position they’re in; they quit because of the bosses they have been held under. To learn how to be a good boss is to learn how to be human.

Melissa Thompson
Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn't know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.