Find out if you are a bossy boss–and, if so, what you can do about it.
Do you remember the fable about the mice and the killer cat? The mice brainstormed together and came up with a great idea to put a bell on the cat–but their plan fell apart when it came time to find a volunteer to do the job.
Is it possible your employees wish they could put a bell onyou to warn them when you’re coming?
As an entrepreneur, being assertive and determined are part of the job. You have to set goals and keep things moving in order to stay ahead of the game. And you haveto be decisive: The buck stops with you. If you get a little edgy at times, well, it’s only because you’re the one who has the stress of seeing the whole picture and being responsible for every part of it. Right?
On the other hand, you might be an overbearing boss–one who creates a work environment that is filled with tension and fear. If your employees are not comfortable speaking with you, you may be missing important information–and great ideas. You could even lose good workers who decide to go elsewhere.
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