Over at LinkedIn Dr Travis Bradberry
posted an article on what makes a great “boss
.” I am not convinced by the entirety of the post – plus it is supported by one of those staged stock photography office shots that includes employees of every generation, race and gender, all offering that false, “I’m interested” expression. That said, here is my summary.
Greater bosses are composed because they constantly monitor their emotions. They know that no matter how good or bad things get, everything changes with time. All they can do is adapt and adjust to stay in control. Great bosses are graceful. They don’t resort to intimidation, anger, or manipulation to get a point across because their self-assured nature gets the job done.
Great bosses are knowledgeable, constantly working to increase their self-awareness. They would rather learn something new than appear smart. They are honest and they are deliberate.
Great bosses reach decisions through seeking advice from others, and sleeping on it.
Greater bosses speak with certainty. Cognisant of their gestures, expressions and tone of voice. They understand that how you say something can be more important than what you say.
Great bosses are confident. They challenge themselves. They are fearless and they are grateful.