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What distinguishes good bosses from GREAT ones? Here's a succinct analysis with actionable steps.


In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.

In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.Tina Fey

Good is no longer good ENOUGH.

Good to GREAT BossBy Michael Maisel

Great BossEncourages dialogue.

We seek ways to engage clients so that we can learn more about their needs and how we can help them succeed.

Works the same for employees and you cant solve the problem you dont know about.

Keeps them smart, keeps them empowered

Great bosses continually educate their employees about strategy, tactics, market and competitive intelligence.

This knowledge keeps your employees empowered to become trusted resources for their clients, as you become their trusted resource.Great Boss

Keeps them in business.When an employee has a problem, they are out of business. Whether it is an IT, client or product-related problem, even a personal problem, their attention is diverted sometimes to the point of putting them on the bench.

Great bosses recognize they need to help their employees get OVER, AROUND or THROUGH the problem so they can get back in the came. Quick and effective rehab is worth dropping what youre doing.Great Boss

Great BossRecognizes successes.Genuine successes only, because patronizing debases everyone.

Celebrate the victories as publicly as possible and everyone on your team will want to be the honoree.

Great BossHolds all accountable.If you hired the best, your employees want to be held accountable because it is necessary for their professional growth.

Keep the standards high and the same for all and use accountability for coaching, mentoring and learning.

Great BossYOU are accountable too. Not just for the results of your team, but also for how you lead them.

(If you have a great boss too.)

People who feel good about themselves produce good results.Blanchard & Johnson

People feel good when they have opportunity and are supported by great leaders.

Be THAT kind of leader!