Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Want to be a boss? - Be a good one!

"The man who doesn't need a boss is usually selected to be one."

“A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could” - Charles Erwin Wilson

"The speed of the boss is the speed of the team."

"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day." - Robert Frost

From the Internet, I've managed to gather some attributes of good bosses.

Good bosses:-

  • Treat all employees fairly and equally.
  • Speak to employees with respect.
  • Encourage initiative and decision-making on the job.
  • Clearly define job duties and deadlines.
  • Praise employees in public but correct in private.
  • Show appreciation and thank employees for any contributions
Indeed, some bosses really do deserve praise. But many don't. Anyway, do you think it is better to work for a bad boss at a good company or a good boss at a weak company?

If you would like to share your experience, don't hesitate to post a comment.

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Jennifer said...

I've been fortunate to have had fabulous bosses in my life. Women and men who bring goodness and grace into their workplace!

I actually don't think I could work for someone who didn't add joy to my life.


Very nice post Sam,


Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,
I believe if your bosses read your comment, they will be encouraged to continue to do even better!

I agree to this sayings:
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."

Best wishes.

surjit said...

A group of donkeys lead by a lion is better than a group of lions led by a donkey...
Another good post by you,Sam
Best wishes.

MJ said...

If every employers behave like this, there would be more satisfaction at work ;)

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,
Thanks for sharing your valuable views. Best wishes.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Mj,
Thanks for sharing your honest views. Good luck.