I asked 10 workers to name one thing they admire about their boss, and their answers are a blueprint for good leadership
- In addition to determining the direction of a team or company, bosses have the power to shape what their employees see as the blueprint for leadership.
- Business Insider spoke to 10 employees in an array of fields on what they admire the most about their bosses.
- Bosses providing positive reinforcement and cultivating a culture of celebrating their employees motivates workers to produce their best work.
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Oftentimes, an employee can learn an invaluable amount from their boss or manager - and not just about the job at hand.
From seeing how their boss interacts with fellow workers and higher-ups, an employee can soon see what traits they admire in their boss - and how they're a blueprint for good leadership.
"Being a good leader is not just about doing things for the sake of doing them," Natasha Case, CEO and cofounder of Coolhaus Ice Cream, told Business Insider. "Good leadership produces a higher quality of work for yourself and your team, and is simply better for business."
She said when you feel good about what you're doing, you will be motivated to work harder and show up every day to lead by example.
"This is a much more sustainable growth trajectory," Case said.
We asked 10 workers to name one thing they admire about their boss. Their answers reflect what some say are the characteristics of an ideal leader, from having an open-door policy and being generous with praise to staying positive and inspiring employees to excel in the job at hand and beyond.
"You can always come and speak to him about anything."
"She always makes time for me and other employees."
"It's extremely rare to find a boss who insists that you're given credit for all your work, and mine always does."
"I love that my boss laughs a lot."
"I had the amazing fortune to have a boss that did not box me into my initial job title."
"I really like that he doesn't mandate every step of the process."
"She truly cares and provides feedback that genuinely helps you."
"None of my work went unnoticed."
"He notes my contributions in a positive way and is on my side when things go wrong."
"She always has time to answer a question or provide an additional set of eyes to help out."
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