Here’s How You Can Be An Absolutely Exceptional Boss

Princey Wilkins
April 20, 2018

Having a bad (I mean dreadful) boss around can make your life as an employee a living hell. If you’re an employee who’s reading this and has a bad boss, I want to say “There there bro”. And if you’re a bad boss (you know who you are) and reading this, then I have just the right suggestions for you on how to transform yourself into a great boss and to stop the hell pour.

 

Be more human with your subordinates

Do you know smiling a little while having a conversation with your subordinates is not going to make you any less of a boss?

 


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Add humor to your meetings

Yes, a meeting is supposed to be professional, and this also doesn’t mean that it necessarily has to be super boring. Adding a bit of humor to the meeting will not only relax your subordinates but will also brighten up the meeting itself.

 


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Eat with your team every once in a while

Food has the power to bridge gaps and it can definitely bridge the gap between you and your team members.

 


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Listen to what your subordinates have to say

 Every team has their set of issues/differences and sometimes it becomes imperative as a boss to intervene. Listen to what your team members have to say and assure them of your assistance.

 


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Plan your team mates’ birthdays

Making an effort to keep your team happy will result in a happier and more cohesive team for sure. The one thing you can start with is by celebrating birthdays in the team.

 


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Appreciate your team’s efforts

Appreciation from a senior can be a huge motivator for any individual. Hence, appreciate your team’s efforts and keep them motivated.

 

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Trust your team

When you trust your team’s potential, their capability and their skills is when your team will be able to perform to their utmost abilities. You have to show trust in your team to boost their confidence and to ensure of great results in the future.

 


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Contribute to your team’s skills

A great boss is the one who is also a great teacher. Imparting the skills and knowledge that you have amongst your team members will help them grow and help the team grow in return.

 


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Lead from the front

If you’re going to take a complete back seat and then blame the team for failing, then you aren’t really leading at all. Remember that as a boss, you have to take the lead and you have to set good examples for others to follow, which also means taking the ownership of your team’s failures.

 


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Give credits when the credit is due

Taking the credit for the team’s success and blaming your team for any failures makes you the worst boss ever. You have to give credit to your team/individual members when they deserve it.

 


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Follow these simple things and be a boss everyone adores!

 

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