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When You’re The Boss
Posted By Ron On February 16, 2010 @ 4:35 AM In Business,Leadership,Management | Comments Disabled
 You’ve gotten that promotion and does it ever feel GREAT! You are now the boss. You’re in charge and from here on out, things are going to be different. Your department WILL come in under budget , make their deadlines and, under your leadership, they WILL get things done. Right?
Many new bosses take the position that their only goal is to meet deadlines, drive “continuous improvement,” and just get things done (whatever that means). These bosses regularly treat their employees like cogs in a machine – replaceable parts that have little value.
Though these tactics may work in the short term, in the long term they plant the seeds of low morale and productivity, and they grow to produce employees that do ONLY what they have to do to keep their job. A far more effective policy is to develop methods to gain the loyalty and admiration of those working under you by showing them respect. Here are some specific ways to do that:
It all boils down to treating employees the way you want to be treated. And that’s the best way to develop a cohesive, winning team that produces desired results.
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