The difference between waiting to talk and truly listening: How to go from a good boss to a great boss.
There are a lot of bad bosses out there—that’s no surprise. In fact, 65% of Americans would choose to fire their boss over getting a pay raise.
But what gets lost in the midst of trying to stop an awful lot of bad behaviors is the fact that there are a fair number of good bosses out there as well. These are bosses who genuinely care for their team members and want to do the right thing by them. Bosses in the “good” category are already doing a lot of things right, but still have room to move from “good” to “great,” and drive engagement and team productivity on a whole new level.
Want to make the leap to being a great boss? Here are five things to consider.
Great bosses listen.
Good bosses focus a lot of energy on communication, as they should! They transparently communicate with their team members individually and together as a collective unit to make sure everyone has the information they need. Perhaps they even regularly open the floor for questions and collaboration to bring the team along and get their buy-in. But what you say is only half the battle. Listening is a trait that 88% of employees value in a boss. However, only 60% of employees say their managers listen to them.
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