What Makes a Boss Truly Great?



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How do you feel about your boss? If you’re a boss, how do your employees feel about you? In reality, the term boss doesn’t have the greatest connotation. That being said, some people still have great “bosses.” But what makes a boss, or a leader, great? 

Great companies offer their employees a lot of great benefits and perks. But what truly makes a company a great place to work is the people who run them. If you have a great boss, then you enjoy going to work. If you’re boss is awful then you’d rather be somewhere else. 

Great bosses share several common traits. Here are just a few of the most important ones. Great bosses have a lot of passion. They love what they do and they give 100 percent to everything they do. Great bosses also sacrifice their own interests for their employees. At times, they even take the fall for them and clean up their employees’ mistakes. 

Great bosses don’t pretend to be different people in different situations. What you see is what you get, all of the time. They have integrity and you count on them to be true to who they are no matter the situation. 

Great bosses are not afraid to admit when they’re wrong. They’re human like everyone else and they aren’t afraid to ask for help and learn from others. They’re open to working with others and they find the greatest joy when the whole team succeeds together. 


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Bill Evans