8 Signs You Have an Extraordinary Boss

Great bosses will treat you like a peer: Geoffrey James
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2012 12:17 PM CDT
8 Signs You Have an Extraordinary Boss
A happy employee, making her own decision.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – What makes the difference between a great boss and a terrible one? To find out, Geoffrey James interviewed some of the world's most successful CEOs and came up with these eight beliefs they tended to share:

  • They let employees make their own decisions: Rather than setting rigid rules, they set the direction and let their employees get their work done with minimum interference.
  • They view their employees as peers: Lesser bosses consider employees inferior, more like children who require constant supervision. Extraordinary bosses treat each employee like a VIP, and expect excellence at all levels.

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  • They don't motivate with fear: Rather, they inspire employees by encouraging them to have a vision of the company's goals and future.
  • They think work should be enjoyable: Rather than average bosses, who tend to see work as a necessary evil, great bosses want their employees to be in positions that make them happy.
Click for the full list from Inc.com. (Read more bosses stories.)

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