This is a an excellent forward from a former boss.
The short list is below though it is worth reading the post to see what differentiates the average boss from the extraordinary boss.
1) They avoid creating superstars.
2) They remove non-performers.
3) They coach but don’t interfere.
4) They put employees first.
5) They manage people not numbers. Manage people so that the numbers take care of themselves.
6) They ask questions rather than give answers.