Becoming A Better Boss – 8 Signs

Do you want to be a better boss? If you’re reading this, you probably do.

We're looking for YOUAre you already a better boss? My guess is, you probably are. But let’s test that. How many of these statements apply to you?

  1.  Its not all about me. Better bosses aren’t obsessed with themselves and they aren’t the center of the universe. Their view of the world and work has plenty of room for others. They are people-focused and purpose-driven.
  2. I talk more about we, us and ours than I, me and mine. It’s not only the way better bosses talk. The way they talk is a reflection of how they think.
  3. I value what others have to say. Better bosses listen with both their ears and their eyes. Better bosses hear what’s spoken as well as what remains unspoken.
  4. I genuinely care for the people entrusted to me. Many better bosses care about those they lead personally as well as professionally.
  5. I shine the spotlight on others. Better bosses provide developmental opportunities for their people. They give praise where praise is due and they are secure enough in their success to put others in the spotlight.
  6. I am generous with my time and feedback. Better bosses provide feedback constantly—it’s not just during the annual review.
  7. I seek to better others. Better bosses know the people they lead—their hopes, dreams and aspirations—and invest in helping them achieve those hope, dreams and aspirations.
  8. I want to be a better boss. Better bosses are lifelong learners committed to continuous improvement. Regardless of how good they are as bosses, they know there is always room for improvement.

See, I was right: you are a better boss!

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 9.10.24 AMAnd whether you use the phrase or not, better bosses are servant-leaders. Whether or not you are consciously aware of servant leadership, you practice it—by consistently practicing the beliefs and behaviors above.

If you’re wondering what you can do to invest in your leadership development and continue your journey to becoming an even better leader, then Better Boss Bootcamp may be the ideal next step on your journey. Click here to learn more.