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Being a good boss means that you lead from the front and inspire others to go above and beyond what they feel they are capable of, in other words you get the best out of your employees while'st at the same time creating a happy and productive working environment.
Being the boss isn't always easy, but the buck stops at you and you are responsible for the physical and mental welfare of your employees, you may not get it right all the time but you must make sure that any decision you make is in the best interest of the employee and the business because if the business suffers so does the employee, so not all decisions will be popular but you are the one in the driving seat and you have to take responsibility.
The role of a manager is to run the business efficiently, productively, and make a profit, but all the tasks that you need to complete as the boss to achieve that remit can be daunting to say the least, but self belief in your own ability, confidence, and being able to think out of the box are essential quality's to have in your locker, but having those quality's alone will be useless if you haven't got the goodwill and support of your work force. Trust is a keyword in any business, but how do you gain that trust? just giving everyone a pay-rise won't work you have to bee seen to be in control of everything connected with the business, sometimes you have to be firm with your employees to keep control of the shop floor, you have to praise and give rewards when it is merited, and you have to show an interest in your employees on a more personal level to make sure everything is OK with them, because a happy employee is a productive employee and that can only be good for business.
Being a boss is not an easy job, but if you get it right you will increase your profit margin, so it's not just about being a nice person, but it makes good business sense. Now what I have written is a very simplistic view of it and there is so much more to running a successful business, but get the basics right and you are halfway there.
Andy (Global Bloggers)