5 Factors That Make A Great Boss

5 Factors That Make A Great Boss

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The best bosses are the ones who can turn a good organisation into a great company. They are the individuals who consistently push their employees to become better, more engaged and enable them to adapt to oncoming changes in the corporate landscape.

Instead of suppressing employees, top-tier bosses encourage smart ideas, open conversation and creativity. They reward the employees who deserve recognition instead of promoting those who simply agree with them.

Regardless of industry or size of company, studies have showed that the best bosses share common traits that lead to consistent success. Below, you’ll find five of them.

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1

An understanding of how to build confidence among employees

First-rate bosses don’t allow their subordinates to blame circumstances or environment for their failures. They maintain an energy that is optimistic and focus on possibilities rather than problems.

This ‘can-do’ outlook becomes contagious. As a result, employee motivation and confidence continually increase and so does everyone’s success rate.

2

Fanatic discipline

The best bosses set high, but attainable performance benchmarks for the employees at the company as well as themselves. Relentlessly, they pursue these achievements regardless of whether they must work around the clock to meet those goals.


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Outstanding bosses don’t let intimidation or harsh business environments dictate their actions. They are unwavering in their quest to preserve profitability and prevent bad habits from forming within the group.

3

Consistency

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The most effective bosses are the ones who don’t get sidetracked by chasing the “next big thing.” Instead, they make firm decisions as to the course of the organisation and, thus are able to define clear roles and tasks that the employees must engage in.

They never leave the overarching goals ambiguous and stick to a pattern of operation that works. Under a first-rate boss, everyone knows where they stand.

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4

Strength

The best bosses project strength and have the ability to get things done. Their employees look to them for advice because they possess the expertise and character that it takes to succeed. They are less concerned about being the most popular and more concerned with their commitment to progress.

5

Strong loyalty to the company and those within the organisation

The best bosses are the ones who are concerned less for their own personal greatness and put the company’s needs first. Their ambition comes from wanting to make the organisation money as opposed to being strictly focused on personal wealth.

Instead of requiring outside recognition for their achievements, they quietly produce extraordinary results and set a positive example within the company.

In the End: When you work for a manager who is a top-tier boss, you are rewarded for performance rather than favouritism. You grow both personally and professionally while working under them. They give your position a sense of meaning and your job becomes less of a job and more of a passion.

Ken Sundheim
Ken Sundheim is the CEO of KAS Placement Sales and Marketing Recruiters, a sales and marketing recruiting firm specializing in staffing business development and marketing professionals around the U.S. Ken has been published in Forbes, Chicago Tribune, AOL, Business Insider, Ere.net, Recruiter.com, Huffington Post and many others. He has also appeared on MTV, Fox Business News and spoken at some of the country's leading business schools on HR, job search and recruitment.

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  1. Thanks for a good read! I’d add ‘bravery’ to the list. The one thing I’ve consistently noticed about bad bosses is their tendency to avoid responsibility for making decisions, always passing the buck either up or down so that the axe won’t fall on them should there be trouble. Leaders that command fanatical loyalty show responsibility in taking decisions and bravery in facing the consequences.