I’ve had a lot of bosses in my life. I’ve had bad, good and great ones. The worst ones make the best job intolerable. The best ones do some key things that I like to think make work a joy. Leaders who share their knowledge to the degree that they want you to know everything in their heads, those who cross train and develop you, are the best. Those who look forward, at issues that lie ahead, and replace or dismiss issues of little importance or value, are great ones. Those who see the workers who are struggling and find ways to pull them up and out of the muck are the leaders that I seek out. Those that put the organization, the customer, and the worker ahead of themselves in their decisions are great. Those that remember what it was to have to report and answer to someone like themselves and not take advantage of that fear are admirable. Those that remember what it was to not be in their postion and revel in the joy of their position, like a boss.
tags: leadership, kindness, joy, work, roots, service, help, solutions, teaching
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