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Top 5 Qualities that a great boss possesses

September 2, 2014


"As a king can wear a crown, a crown can also weary a king", quoted a famous author. Being a boss is a tougher job than it appears to be. We all meet several types of bosses in our professional life, some good, some bad, some not-so-bad-yet-not-so-good types too, and then there is a great boss, the-always remembered soul. Here's a list of top 5 qualities that a great boss possess:

They believe in the unbelievable: To push someone to achieve an achievable task is not so difficult, but to show someone a spark of hope to believe in the unbelievable is a quality of a great boss. Never-forgettable bosses expect a lot- from themselves and from others too.

They wear their heart on their sleeves: Of course, they are professional, but they are also openly human. They celebrate, they worry, they panic, they empathise, they appreciate, and they get disappointed. They even get frustrated or angry. They blend professionalism with humanity, which indeed is inspiring.

They protect: Neither do they throw their employees under the bus, nor do they never throw their employees under the bus. But, they pull their employees, out of the way, when they see the bus coming.

They take the real risks: Great bosses act as an inspiration for others to achieve their dreams: by words, by actions and most importantly, by example. Setting an example, they inspire others to take risks in order to achieve what they believe is possible.

They've been there, done that and continue to do that: No job is ever too small, tedious or unskilled for them. No one feels entitled to do anything while working with a great boss but the fruits of their labour.

Source: I.T.

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