How to Be a Better Boss

The word “boss” conjures up memories of the good, the bad and the ugly ones we’ve endured throughout our careers.

Bosses shape how people experience work: joy versus despair, enthusiasm versus complaints, good health versus stress.

Most bosses want to be good at what they do, yet many lack the essential mindsets that precede positive actions and behaviors.

As a boss who strives to do great work, you must adjust your thinking. The beliefs and assumptions you hold about yourself, your work and your people will determine your actions, according to Stanford University management professor Robert I. Sutton, PhD, author of Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best…and Learn from the Worst (Business Plus, 2010).

“The best bosses embrace five beliefs that are stepping stones to effective action,” he writes.

This article examines five critical mindsets that lead to becoming a better boss.

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  • Killer Bosses
  • 5 Mindsets of a Great Boss
  • Mindset #1: Goldilocks Management
  • Mindset #2: True Grit
  • Mindset #3: Small Wins Count
  • Mindset #4: Avoid Power Traps
  • Mindset #5: Provide a Human Shield
  • The Questions to Ask Yourself


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