The Good Boss: The Many Dimensions of Being a Great Leader (Part III)


Last week, we took some time to break down the many different facets of being a good boss. And as we mentioned, sometimes it can be hard to juggle all of the characteristics that make up a well-rounded boss.

Don’t worry though, in this post we are going to talk about some of the ways you can make sure you are taking the right approach to handling these “many hats”. And hopefully in turn, become the boss all of your employees want to work for. Take a look below:

Be adaptable: While there are certainly some things that everyone likes in a leader, some people place a higher value on some characteristics more than others. And, for a boss who is most likely supervising more than one person, the chances are that each and every employee likes something a little different. As a boss, it is up to you to be aware of these differences. Take the time to get to know what everyone on your team likes. In turn, building these relationships can help ensure that you are on good terms with your employees, as well as boost moral. You don’t necessarily have to be super accommodating at all times, but at least having a basic idea of what each person looks for in a boss will make things much easier when it comes to interacting with them, especially when you are helping them out.

Know your limitsWhile this series has been about how to juggle the many dimensions of being a great leader, we’d also like to point out that it isn’t always possible to do all of these things at once. Understanding that you can’t be everywhere is the best way to ensure that you don’t stretch yourself too thin or cut any corners when it comes to being a good boss. In short, you need to know your limits. Doing so is an essential part of being well balanced because it helps to ensure that you are doing what you need to do the right way, rather than doing a little bit of everything at once and burdening yourself with all of that responsibility. So, make sure you do all you can to know your limits –your employees will thank you for it in the long run.

That wraps up our series on the good boss! What do you think makes a good boss and what are some tips you have that you didn’t see in our posts? Let us know your thoughts by connecting with us on Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear from you!

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