Monday, April 11, 2011

12 (plus more) things good bosses understand

Prof Bob Sutton has a fantastic article in HBR call 12 things good bosses understand. You can read the article in its entirety here: http://blogs.hbr.org/sutton/2010/05/12_things_good_bosses_believe.html

What I particularly enjoyed was reading the various comments on his blog.

The points I wanted to share from the comments were:

1) Even though I'm the boss, I too can be replaced, and on that note I'm equal to my employees and should act accordingly.
2) I am accountable and responsible for the success and failure of my people. If someone in my team screws up it's because, more often than not, they were not set up adequately for success
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and

People need to know 3 things
1) To know what's expected.
2) To know how they are doing in terms of those expectations
3) To know how you(as their boss) are going to help them get there.


Great advice for those looking to execute better!

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