Essay on Good Boss vs Bad Boss

1130 Words May 23rd, 2013 5 Pages
Good Boss vs. Bad Boss There are many traits that a boss needs; like communication, respect and mentoring. These traits and others will decide whether you are a good boss or bad. It will depends on how one looks at it, are you an employee or a boss. Bosses will come and go, however the good ones will always stand out from the bad ones. At the same time, ironically, it’s easy to spot both extremes, good and bad. Everyone has a difference of opinion on what makes a good boss. I have worked for several bosses and the good ones outweigh the bad. When treated with respect and understanding an employee feels good about the job they are doing, and the boss. Communication and respect are important keys to any …show more content…
Should boss desire things be completed in a certain way, it is important for the employee to understand why. When a person makes a mistake and owns up to it a good boss will listen and seek to understand why the mistake was made and take steps with the employee, so that next time the employee know what to do and corrections are made. A bad boss wants things done their way without explanations and this mind set can lead to resentment and confusion in the employee. There are always good ways to handle a situation and yelling in front of other people is not the best way to handle a bad situation. Opinions are to be accepted with the knowledge that someone else just might have a good idea if you listen and ask questions about it, instead of saying “it’s not good or not the way I want it.” A good boss should be a mentor who leads with understanding and support, never asking an employee do something they would not do themselves. For example, an owner of a restaurant cannot explain to their staff without showing them how they want things done, working the floor alongside the employees will gain the respect, admiration and support of their employees. Seeing this in action is powerful and can cement relationships and employee loyalty. You need to lead with examples not just say you want it done this way or no way. Poor communication

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