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Is Your Boss A Good Leader?
We all know there is a big difference between being good at your job and being a good leader.
But what differentiates the two? And why is it important to have a boss that’s good at encouraging and empowering his or her team?
A good leader shares his or her knowledge and experience with administrative assistants and other members of the staff. Coworkers can feel comfortable asking questions or making suggestions. Advice from him or her should flow freely.
Also, a leader has clarity of vision about tasks at hand. This person is focused and direct. They are able to convey this idea to other team members easily.
Decisiveness is important in a leader. The decisions are made in a clear and well thought out way. Proper research and due diligence accompanies all decisions.
Making decisions is not always easy. It takes courage and conviction. A good leader is courageous and stays the course when decisions are made. Good managers always make the hard choices. They also face the consequences when necessary.
And while confidence can be a good thing, a little bit of humility goes a long way in the work world. It’s important to remember all the people beside you who worked with you for your success. The humble manager thanks his team for his successes. No one respects a a boastful manager.
A leader who lacks passion is not going to get very far. Excitement and enthusiasm are contagious. Therefore good leaders exhibit a love and respect for their work and for those around them. Also, good leaders are passionate about developing other leaders around them. They encourage growth in others.
Does your boss display these traits? If not, it may be time to consider a new job.
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