8 Qualities That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable | Jeff H. | LinkedIn.
Lots to like in this article:
Bosses are unforgettable for believing the unbelievable, taking us along for the ride and seeing opportunity in change.
They embrace the larger purpose and they take real risks (the ones that make you uncomfortable). They don’t feel entitled and they still roll up their sleeves.
And my favourites:
– They protect others from getting run over by the bus (and get run over themselves as necessary).
– They lead by permission not authority – because people want to be led by them and lastly,
– They wear their emotions on their sleeves –
“Memorable bosses are highly professional and yet also openly human. They show sincere excitement when things go well. They show sincere appreciation for hard work and extra effort. They show sincere disappointment — not in others, but in themselves. They celebrate, they empathize, they worry. Sometimes they even get frustrated or angry.
In short, they’re human. And, unlike many bosses, they act as if they know it.
Professionalism is admirable. Professionalism — with a healthy blend of humanity — is inspiring.”