Do you want to be a great boss?

In my fifteen years in search, I must have asked the question “Tell me about the qualities you admired in your best boss.” thousands (literally) of times. So the results are probably much more accurate, in statistical terms, than this year’s General Election polls.

The list below captures the responses in order of frequency and priority:

  • Had absolute integrity
  • Set me achievable goals, and gave me the autonomy to reach them
  • Gave me support when I needed it
  • Encouraged me, and developed me to reach my full potential
  • Treated everyone the same
  • Always had a positive attitude
  • Earned, rather than expected, respect
  • Was consistent in mood and manner


How do you match up?

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