Being a Great Boss Part 2
How Can You Be A Great Boss?
A while back The Guys took on Boer and Wickman in a discussion about How to Be a Great Boss. They present a plethora of points to lead business owners and managers toward creating ideal working conditions. Amidst all the popular research and studies there are some tell-tale truths.
If we treat people as they ought to be treated, we help them become what they are capable of becoming. Goethe
In fact, ‘people issues’ are one of the most common frustrations shared by bosses–not sales, not profits… people! Keep this in mind: as frustrated as you might be with your people, the fact is, they are your number one competitive advantage. So better or worse, the people you employ or who report directly to you are your only real differentiator.
If you’re not satisfied with the performance of the people reporting to you, you have to accept the responsibility of doing something about it. However, before you fire anyone, you must ask yourself, “Have I done everything possible to make them successful? Have I failed them in any way?” Make sure you’ve done your part.
The single most important decision that business owners make is deciding whom to hire or promote to management positions. Choosing the right people propels their companies forward, while the wrong people hold them back. A 2015 Harris Poll revealed that 39%of employees have no idea of their company’s goals and objectives, 47% are familiar with the state of their company’s performance, and 44% don’t understand how the role they play helps the organization meet its goals.
Are you willing to take responsibility for all the issues that have caused employees to disengage? For example, if you are constantly frustrated with people who don’t meet your expectations, you may be part of the problem. Acknowledging and taking responsibility for poor employee performance and engagement is the first step. Poor bosses don’t grasp this and will blame factors “beyond their control.”
Great bosses will rise to the challenge. Which boss are you?
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. George Carlin
The Guys dive into the three critical areas the authors feel the great bosses MUST HAVE. The discussion carries it’s usual banter and mayhem, but the tasty tidbits come through loud and clear. You’ll have to listen in and/or download Ray’s Crib Notes below. So, what are the three? Put simply they are: Get It, Want It, Capacity to Do It.
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