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10 Traits of a Good Boss

Understand Your Employees
We’ve all seen multiple personality tests that indicate the various differences in how people communicate. Understanding the nuances of what makes people tick enables you to help them succeed.

Listen
Your employees have a lot to say. If they come to you with a complaint, try to understand where they’re coming from and then try to get a bigger picture by talking to other people to figure out the whole story.

Don’t Lose Their Trust
If an employee feels comfortable enough to complain to you, don’t lose their trust. If you need to go to other people for more information Continue reading

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Be Helpful – Observe from a Distance

Sometimes my three chihuahuas get into a fight. But based on what I’ve learned about dog behavior, I have to let them work it out to determine who is the alpha dog. It’s hard to do because my first instinct is to step in and break it up. But I’ve learned to wait until it is neccessary for me to step in (Liberty Belle is especially protective of her Greenies).

Teeth Liberty

As managers of people, we want to help our employees be more effective. But, sometimes, instead of rushing in to help, try letting your employees resolve the situation by themselves. Of course, be there for guidance and support as needed, but they might be able to resolve the problem without your time & involvement – and possibly even come up with a better solution. After all, it is what they are paid to do…think for themselves.