I never thought I would be a boss in any way. Submissive to even the most docile person, I later realized in life that it takes becoming a boss to be at your happiest in the workplace. I have learned that becoming a good boss takes specific consistent qualities; ones everyone can appreciate.
Be a Team Player
The goal of many bosses is to get to a point in their business where they no longer have to do anything. However, a truly great boss remains a part of the team, just the part calling the shots.
When I was hired to my company along with two other new employees, I was given the chance to manage them along with two others who had already been employed for several months. The transition was amazingly smooth as I made sure to never put my own needs ahead of the team.
Never Overstep Boundaries
Great bosses care, but even better ones stay out of their employees’ business when it is unneeded.
Whenever I notice an employee is having a rough day, I acknowledge it with a slight fatherly approach. The employees are all anywhere from 1-4 years younger than me, and it’s only a natural way to handle things. Boundaries are never overstepped though as I let them do the speaking, never prying too deep into their personal lives. I also do this because I appreciate them not doing the same to me.
Overflow with Confidence
The sign of a great leader comes from the confidence they have. Working with other young men in their early 20s, it’s not too difficult to be more confident as they are still fresh to the workforce. Not only do I make sure to remain confident in my own abilities, I also let them know I am confident in theirs.
Let Everyone Have a Voice
One of the big things in the company I work for is giving everyone an equal voice on how to run things. Any input as to how to improve things is always taken to heart and often implemented. This is a very simple way to show appreciation and for a very good reason; no one person has all of the best ideas.
The Golden Rule
Apply the Golden Rule to everything in your life and you will be successful. We all know it–treat others the way you want to be treated. Great bosses do this every day at work.
I would like my employees to make sacrifices for me so I make sacrifices for them. I would like my employees to do their job without whining so I never complain when I am extra busy. Living by example is the best way to keep your workers happy and productive, the goal for all businesses.