5 Tips for Becoming a Better Boss — Lisa Laporte

Whether you are the boss in your office or looking for a better leader for your team, being in charge is not always as easy as it may seem. As a boss, it’s important to have good communication skills, spend time with your employees, and to know (and do) what’s best for your company. Here […]

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Whether you are the boss in your office or looking for a better leader for your team, being in charge is not always as easy as it may seem. As a boss, it’s important to have good communication skills, spend time with your employees, and to know (and do) what’s best for your company. Here are a few additional tips on becoming a better boss.

Provide opportunities for growth

To be a good boss, you must always provide opportunities for growth. Hold regular meetings with your team, recognize accomplishments, encourage attendance to outside training and networking events, and allow opportunities for growth within the company. In order to build a strong business, you must find ways to motivate your employees and keep them engaged.

Be authentic & genuine

Your employees and clients will always have more respect for you when you are genuine and authentic. Never try to be someone you’re not. This advice may seem like a no brainer, but always be honest. Without honesty, there is no trust. Have compassion whether you are addressing challenges or praising success. Your employees will feed off of your emotions so go above and beyond to provide a happier work environment for everyone.

Build trust with employees

Spend time with your employees by engaging in conversation outside of work as well as scheduling one-on-one time if need be. A few ways to win your employees’ trust is to walk the talk, listen more and talk less, always follow through, give credit where it’s due, never talk down to anyone, and don’t be afraid to admit when you are wrong.

Have reasonable objectives

In order to limit the stress and frustrations that come with managing a team or company, it’s important to establish reasonable objectives. Delegate the workload, prioritize tasks, and encourage your team every step of the way so they can have the confidence and success that will benefit everyone involved.

Identify your own weaknesses

Any successful leader must know and understand how to identify their own weaknesses. If you’re not great at public speaking, then join a free webinar or access training opportunities that are available to learn and grow from. Always make an effort to improve if you truly want your team and business to succeed.

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