19 signs you’re a good boss and don’t know it

One survey showed that one third of respondents quit because of a bad boss, so find ways to help your employees not in this group.

The survey was conducted by Business Insider in the US. This shows that, when you’re in a managerial position, it can be difficult to judge yourself doing well. Here are some reference signs.

Not loving anyone clearly

Loving hate is obvious to a subordinate who is not good for the team. If you claim someone is the most popular, it will cause other employees to give up trying to impress you.

Treat respect

Some employers tend to offend and despise employees and see it as an effective deterrent. However, this is not true in most cases. If you respect employees, you are the manager of progress.

Ready to try something new

Good bosses often give employees a range to test and innovate. According to research by leadership development consulting firm Zenger / Folkman, young people tend to be better managers, in part because they are willing to change.

Responsible to everyone

Maintaining responsibility is an important part of the office work environment. It encourages workers to act with integrity. Good managers do not blame mistakes. The gap between what they say will do and what they actually do is very narrow.

Order politely

Instead of giving orders and behaving like a ruler, it is better if your boss uses persuasive and polite words to ask for work with employees.

Provide support

Employers should build trust with employees by providing reasonable support and guidance. Obviously, you should not ‘throw’ them at work without any direction.

Eliminate obstacles

A bad boss is the one who sets up barriers that make it harder for employees to work and succeed. On the contrary, excellent managers actively make their subordinates life easier.

Good at coaching

The coach doesn’t just sit on the side and look. They also do not participate directly in the project for fear of failure by their subordinates. Instead, a good coach will lead with respect, properly mixing praise and criticism.

Manage employee expectations

Bad bosses often disappoint or misunderstand the team by making inaccurate judgments. For example, they say the company is growing well and is about to lay off people. Instead, keep the environment open and transparent.

Give feedback

Good employees desire feedback to learn how they can improve and develop. Experts Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall write a Harvard Business Review that should share your personal response to employee behavior rather than an overall assessment of their performance.

Listen carefully

Staff want to feel heard. As a manager, you are the one who makes the final judgment. But sometimes, actively listen to their insights and opinions.

Explain yourself

Good managers don’t expect anyone to read their minds. They provide a clear vision, knowledge and tools to achieve it to the team.

Interested in the solution

When things get tough, bad bosses will find someone to blame. Good managers focus on finding solutions to problems.

Create challenges for employees

Bored employees are unhappy employees. Good bosses create challenges for their subordinates.

Do not manage details

There should be a balance between management and empowerment. You may consider delegating, allowing certain autonomy, along with responsibilities for some core staff.

Have a sense of humor

It is good to smile at the staff but it is important to never take the joke too far in the office.

Interested in employee dream

A good boss will invest in employees. That means they are actively interested in the goals and career aspirations of their subordinates.

Not too good for staff

Too good sometimes quite cruel. Fake, fake bosses who give us unnecessary compliments but can “pull the rug at the foot” of employees at any time are dangerous. So don’t be too friendly just because you don’t like conflicts. Be realistic and fair with the staff.

Interested in the lives of employees

Good boss will respect the private life of employees. However, they are interested enough to ask about relatives’ health or summer plans for their subordinates. This will prove that the boss really cares about them, causing them to invest more in their working relationship.

Sometimes, you suspect you are not a good boss. However, expert Simon Sinek, author of ‘Leaders Eat Last’ and ‘Together is Better’, said some individuals who believe themselves to be excellent leaders are often the worst bosses.

Good bosses realize that authority and rank are not equal to leadership. As a result, they are constantly working to improve themselves. They even get it wrong, helping themselves outperform many other self-conscious managers.