We’ve all had a bad boss. Regardless of who you are, you always want to be better than your bad boss. At the end of the day, you tell yourself that this is just temporary and that you are going to move on to something better. You aspire to achieve more and to succeed where your bad boss has failed. And you will. But first, take an inventory using the 12 traits listed by Office Vibe to see where you are on your path to being a leader in the workplace.
Great leaders and great bosses think positive. When you go into situations thinking positive, you more easily and quickly bounce back from mistakes and failures. You are grounded and ready to take another shot.
A good boss will be honest. Those who can say what needs to be said constructively are respected and revered regardless of location. Can you do that?
Communication is key to success. Communication will take you where you need to go. The tricky part is knowing what to say, how to say it, when, and to whom. With communication, both verbal and nonverbal, a leader in the workplace will inspire those around them to align towards a common goal, and give credit where praise is due.
A good leader pays it forward and acts as a mentor to encourage personal and professional growth for continued success down the road.
Do you have what it takes to be a great boss?