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How to Be a Great Boss

People either love or hate their bosses. Learn how to be the best boss you can be.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Lead by example Lead the team by example. Exhibit a positive and encouraging attitude.
  • Step 2: Teach employees Teach employees the importance of the customer. The customer funds the paychecks, so train employees to get and keep the customer.
  • Step 3: Communicate Communicate with your employees and ask for their opinions and suggestions. Give them updates about the company’s plans, purposes, and goals.
  • TIP: Attend management classes.
  • Step 4: Give clear details Give the employees your clear, detailed expectations. Let them know exactly what their job entails along with specific timelines.
  • Step 5: Schedule meeting Regularly schedule meetings to discuss goals and ambitions. If there is a problem with an employee, handle it as soon as it happens.
  • Step 6: Encourage performance Encourage performance by letting them know they are appreciated. Praise them in front of their peers.
  • TIP: Have a party when a big job is completed or a target has been reached.
  • Step 7: Admit when wrong Apologize and admit when you are wrong. Be fair and honest when they make a mistake.
  • TIP: Do not lose your temper in front of your employees.
  • Step 8: Interact Interact with your employees on a regular basis, give guidance and direction, and take a personal interest in every person.
  • FACT: Did you know? Workers in Northern and Western Europe say their supervisor treats them more as a partner than a boss. Eastern Europeans felt a more hegemonic relationship.

You Will Need

  • Leadership skills
  • Listening skills
  • Communication skills
  • Clear expectations
  • Weekly meetings
  • Humility
  • Management classes (optional)
  • `A party (optional)

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