Inc. magazine just recently posted an open form survey on what management traits describe the best boss you’ve had. That’s a really good question, and I suspect answers would vary considerably from person to person based on their own personality traits, their beliefs, and their experience. I feel there are numerous traits that make a boss a good boss, but when answering the question without reflecting upon it for too long, here are the first traits that came to mind:
- Sharp: knowledgeable about their field, sharp mind
- Confident: Makes timely decisions with confidence
- Caring: Genuinely cares and looks out for their team
In my opinion a good boos is one that really cares for his/her team and acts accordingly. If you only lookout for yourself, you’ll unlikely be valued as a leader. In addition, a sharp and knowledgeable individual to me forms the basis of a strong boss/leader, which goes in hand with confidence (without falling into arrogance). A bright and confident boss will be more likely to make good and prompt decisions, a strong asset in a company!
What’s a good boss for you?