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The Three Qualities of the Best Bosses

BASED ON SURVEYS of more than 32,000 employees in sixteen industries, researchers found that for their subordinates, the best bosses have three qualities or characteristics. These three qualities or characteristics will ensure that any job or responsibility delegated will be accomplished on time and well.

The first quality of the best bosses is consideration. When asked to define this quality, people say, “I always felt that my boss cared about me as a person, as well as an employee.”

You practice consideration when you take a genuine interest in the life, work, and personality of the people who work for you. You ask them about their family and their personal relationships away from the job. You are ...

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