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What Does It Take To Be A Great Boss?
Anyone that has been perusing the list of businesses at freeads.me.uk and considering buying a business of their own or who has just received a major promotion might be suddenly faced with a new and scary proposition: be a great boss. It’s easy to say that you wish you were the boss, but when the task is actually right in front of you, it can be a bit overwhelming. Here’s a list of the top 4 ways that you can be a better boss and handle your employees in a respectful and positive way that leads to greater efficiency and success all around.
Listen: Two items of Inc.com’s list of ways to be a better boss deal with listening. You should listen more than you talk, and when communicating with your employees be sure that you are taking what they have to say seriously. You want your employees to feel like they can come to you with anything and everything. So, really listen and carefully consider what they have to say when they have a problem. Take your time and respond carefully, it could end up making real progress with the way you communicate with your team.
Self Evaluations : As the boss, it’s easy to criticize the performance of those working for you, but you need to take the time to carefully consider how you are performing. Do a real and honest evaluation of your job and how you are executing it. This is will help you to not lose sight of the fact that everyone is working on the same team.
Lead By Example : It’s far too easy to just tell everyone what to do and how to do it. What’s more difficult and would actually result in a lot of positive changes is showing your employees what needs to be done and how to do it.
Don’t Let Your Job Take Over: Being the boss means that you have a tonne of responsibility and a tonne of stress. It can be easy to give in to all of this and let your job start completely ruling your life. But, as the Telegraph points out in their guide to New Years resolutions in the office, “Whether you’re going for a job interview or the one doing the interviewing, who would you rather hire or do business with? Someone with breadth of experience, or someone who lives and breathes their job?”
Find something that your passionate about outside of your business and keep up with it.