Subba’s Serendipitous moments

January 30, 2007

Good bosses

Filed under: Leadership,Motivation,Perspective,Winning strategies — Subbaraman Iyer @ 6:23 pm

Being an effective boss is a challenge. Surveys have pointed out that more people leave their jobs because of bad bosses. And unfortunately those "bad bosses" seldom realize that, and don’t institute any behavioral change. Bad bosses can be defined by one simple term — just unfair. This small clip gives valuable tips to becoming a good boss.

From my experience, bosses need to calibrate their behavior towards subordinates. Subordinates in their formative years need a boss who can give them tough love. With slightly older subordinates, the right kind of freedom, participative discussions and a more democratic approach works.

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  1. people management is the new key term. Managing staff, keeping staff turnover low, motivating your team. Management isn’t about being a “boss” anymore.

    ggw

    Comment by ggwfung — February 6, 2007 @ 11:14 pm | Reply

  2. […] I have often observed that managers who develop even a modicum of coaching and mentoring skills are more successful in retaining people. And even if people under them leave, for better prospects, they hold the manager in high regard. Ex Managers become their friends and mentors. I talked about the nature of bosses here […]

    Pingback by Why employees leave organizations? « Serendipitous moments — June 4, 2007 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

  3. […] I have often observed that managers who develop even a modicum of coaching and mentoring skills are more successful in retaining people. And even if people under them leave, for better prospects, they hold the manager in high regard. Ex Managers become their friends and mentors. I talked about the nature of bosses here […]

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