There is a great article in the New York Times about characteristics of good and bad bosses.
According to one expert mentioned in the article, you're a bad boss if you:
- Don't give employees a clear and compelling company direction.
- Say important things only once. If the message is important, it is worth repeating.
- Don't hold employees accountable.
- Concentrate on trying to improve employees’ shortcomings.
In contrast, good bosses know what they are talking about, are around to help when employees need it, inspire confidence, let employees try new approaches to doing their jobs, and have integrity.
Are you a good boss? Do you work for a boss who has any of the negative characteristics above? What do you think differentiates good bosses from bad ones?
Sound off in the comments!