Are you a Great Boss? Analyse your Greatness using these 4 checkpoints!
Do you know what I am tired of hearing? “I am a great boss!” Really?
Do you know what I am tired of hearing?
“I am a great boss!”
I mean, do you think you are doing so right that your subordinates call you “Great”?
Well, I am ready to believe if you say so.
I am sure you must view yourself as the king and queen of your dominion!
However, what about a quick Acid Test?
Here is the list of 4 checkpoints adapted from the book, How to Be a Great Boss authored by Gino Wickman and Rene Boer.
YOU MUST READ AND ANALYSE THEM TO MAKE YOURSELF BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE A GREAT BOSS!
- GREAT BOSSES POSSESS FOUR TYPES OF CAPACITY: The people considered as great bosses are those who have emotional, intellectual, physical and time capacity. They have the heart to sympathise and empathise. They have the brains to rationalise, conceptualise and strategise. They have the stamina to meet the deadlines while withstanding the pressure, and they have the prudence to prioritise and organise.
- GREAT BOSSES DELEGATE AND ELEVATE: The writers in the book say that the great bosses delegate the activities which they don’t like to do but are good at doing them. These activities do not yield a sense of self-satisfaction. They also allot the exercises to others which they don’t like and are not even good at doing them. These activities lead to frustration.
Similarly, the great bosses elevate themselves by doing the activities they love to do and are great at doing them along with the exercises they like to do and are good at doing them. Such activities bring a contentment level with real pleasure.
3. GREAT BOSSES CHOOSE THEIR TEAMS WISELY: The book authors delineate that the great bosses find and select great people in their teams. These are the right people in the right seats. The right people are those whose core values resonate with the company’s core philosophy. And the seat is right for them if they understand the job, have a desire for the role and possess the four capacities to perform the function with the highest efficiency.
4. GREAT BOSSES LEAD AND MANAGE TO CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY: The great bosses are great leaders because they:
- Give clear directions
- Provide necessary resources
- Let them handle on their own
- Walk the talk
- Take a break and reflect
The great bosses are great managers because they:
- Keep expectations clear from themselves and subordinates
- Communicate effectively
- Meet with the team regularly
- Conduct quarterly conversations
- Reward and recognise
Does this sound like you?
No pressure there!
Ponder and gauge if you managed to cross the checkpoints.
But the silver lining is: Greatness is a practice.
It’s easier than you think.
All you have to do is to decode and implement the formula to become a great boss.
Good luck and leave a comment. I would love to know about your experience.