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How to Become a Boss That Everybody Wants to Work With

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From the first time we entered the market up till now, you must have worked with a number of bosses. Some of them you remember in a good way and some of them not so much. In fact, there might be a few of them or just one that you really dislike and never pass up any opportunity to bad mouth.

We never forget the bosses that we work with and every one of them has had some effect on us, whether in a positive way or negative. The bosses that we remember the most are the ones that stuck with us during our tough times. The ones that understood us and helped us along our way. These are the people that saw something in us even when we weren’t able to see it. They made it their mission to let us know of our strengths and develop them further.

If you ask your family, friends, and colleagues to describe their best and worst bosses, what you will see is that people won’t talk to you about their innate personality traits like their intelligence, attractiveness, or anything else. They will rather talk to you about the characteristics that they could do something about like passion, honesty, empathy and more.

Why We Remember Great Bosses

All of these qualities belong to people who have a highly developed EQ (Emotional Quotient) and they make sure that they use it to your benefit. These are the people who are always remembered. 

You will see that people like this are always outshining their peers and they have a special place in our hearts as well. There are a lot of other things that they do like dreaming big and then convincing us of that dream. They enable us to share their vision. They enable us to see the best versions of ourselves and instill a confidence in us that helps us achieve that potential.

Here are some of the qualities that you must have to become the best boss your employees have ever seen:

1. Passion

To become a great boss, the first thing that you need is passion. Think about it! If you had a boss who didn’t care about anything, who didn’t have any zeal in him and who always looked like he was completely bored with his life and everything in it, would you want to work with him? Absolutely not! Instead, you would be thinking that if your boss doesn’t care about the company, why should you?

So, the first thing that you need is to believe in what you are doing and make others believe in it too. It is their fervor and their intensity that fuels the passion of everyone around them and they can get things done that others can’t even think about. It seems that they run on pure will power. These are the type of bosses that people follow.

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” – John C. Maxwell

2. Transparency

You can try being something that you’re not in front of people and there is only so much you can do. There will come a time when the truth will come out and you will lose your standing. That is why great bosses are the same—anytime, all the time. They are who they are. That is one of the biggest reasons why we have a hard time forgetting them. If they make a mistake, they don’t lie so that they can cover it up or blame someone else for it.

They own their mistakes and rectify them the best way they can. When they make a promise, you know that they are going to come through. Their employees don’t have to constantly second-guess them or their motives. Transparency is one of the leading traits that you have to develop if you want to become an unforgettable boss.

3. Proactiveness

Want to become a great boss? Make sure you don’t ever throw any of your staff under the bus. Be ready for anything that happens and make sure that you protect your people in their times of need. Train them and coach them to handle any situation and when a situation arrives, make sure that you are standing right alongside them. Be your people’s hero and they will never leave you.

4. Perceptiveness

Being a great boss is so much more than just outperforming others and delegating like a boss. You have to be perceptive about all your people. You have to acknowledge their uniqueness and prove to them that they are one of a kind. Let them know that their abilities, their roles, their strengths, and their weaknesses are unique and that you know about it. The more you acknowledge your employees, the more they will trust you and give you their very best.

5. Be Their Rock

To be a great boss, you have to set an example. And one of the things that you need to demonstrate is that you are not the one to become disconcerted when something bad happens. Show them that you keep your calm and use your head instead of falling prey to the pressure and the stress of the situation. 

Don’t be the person who further complicates the problem. Be the problem solver. If you stay cool, everyone else will stay cool. The best bosses are those who do not show uncertainty in times of stress.

“A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.” – H. S. M. Burns

6. Humanness

One of the most important characteristics of great bosses is that they are not hesitant in showing their humanity. Being a perfect boss doesn’t mean being a robot and great bosses know that. That is why their staff relates to them easily. They know how to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. They not only keep their own emotions in check, but they also allow their people to let out their emotions and understand them.

7.  Modesty

If you want to become someone that your people can relate to and that they can come to with any problem, then you have to show them that you are a down to earth and humble guy. You don’t have to gloat over your success or seek fame and fortune. 

You are in it because of your passion and that will always come first. When you accomplish a task, make sure that you give credit where credit is due. Acknowledge and praise your people and let them know how much you appreciate them.

These are some of the major qualities that can set you apart in a sea of bosses and make sure that you not only shine yourself, but you also help your people shine. Be their coach, be their teacher, be their mentor, and bring out the best in all of them.

What do you think is the greatest trait of an amazing boss? Share your thoughts with us below!

Timothy Johnson is a lover of all things graphic. He provides professional logo design services to startups, small businesses and other organizations and his creativity and innovativeness have made him a go-to guy for many of them. Whatever he knows about logo design services as well as other subjects, he shares it with others through his writing—his other passion.

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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