What Makes a Good Boss?
In the past 3 weeks I heard from 2 different individuals who I used to supervise a few years ago. They both made me proud by saying I was the best boss they ever had. These are phenomenal women in their own right who both were very easy to manage, in my view because they were very competent, detailed oriented and made my job easier. Also in many ways, they made me look good to my boss!
But I was interested in what qualities make someone a good boss. This Wiki article says it so well, I could not improve on it.
I agree with everything it says. A boss is really just a position on the organizational chart. A good boss is much more than a manager or someone in charge. Just about anyone can lay down the law or quote policy. But it takes a leader to recognize and draw on the strengths of his employees, support them, trust them, give them credit, empower them and mentor them. Good bosses realize that employees are a not just a resource; but the most valuable asset the organization has.
What do you consider a good boss? A bad boss?