Tuesday 11 June 2019
Managers have the power to make or break their organisations. It isn’t surprising that many companies lose good employees because of terrible leadership – we do spend a third of our lives with our colleagues after all. Whether it be an internal or external hire, here are some of the top traits that make a great boss:
It’s one thing to know what needs to be done. It’s another to know how to clearly communicate this to the team. Ever heard the saying ‘teamwork makes the dream work’? Well, it only works if everyone knows they’re supposed to be doing.
A good boss is honest, constructive and facilitates open communication. It’s important that the manager’s communication style welcomes the opinions of others to ensure everyone feels comfortable voicing their ideas.
Every now and then, a great boss will remind his employees of the vision they are working to achieve.
Employees thrive when they’re nurtured and encouraged in the workplace. Most people seek career development, and it’s almost always the boss who has the power to see it happen.
Emotional intelligence defines how well a manager is able to discern their employee’s feelings and understand different personalities. Buying into the heart of your employees is key to developing a strong team!