Many of us know what it’s like to work for a good boss. Good bosses know when to delegate, they are humble, they’re open to hearing your feedback and thoughts, and most of all they want their employees to thrive.
Fast Company contributor Paolina Milana wrote an excellent article, Six Things Good Bosses Constantly Remind Their Team. Below we’ve highlighted a few items in her list. Read the full article, here.
- “What Was Learned?”
Milana shares, “We’ve all been there. And hindsight is indeed 20/20. So why not use this as a learning lesson by asking your entire team what this incident had to offer in the way of teachable moments.”
The author explains, “True leaders know that failure is an opportunity to learn and do better. And if you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying. Progress over perfection is key to growth and success, both for individuals as well as corporations. And as leaders, it’s really our responsibility to mentor and teach our staff how to learn from mistakes, rather than to fear them.”
- “Speak Your Mind”
It’s crucial to empower your team to speak up if they disagree or think there’s a better solution. You don’t have to agree with them.
Milana states, “A confident leader knows that questions are good and that great ideas aren’t tied into titles, position, or even tenure. Admitting that you don’t have all the answers is scary, but doing so offers up so much more—not only in getting the best end product, but in getting the team to feel that they are an important part of the process (which, bonus, leads to more ownership and accountability).”
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