5 Simple ways to Become a Better Boss

By Julia Mann 14 January, 2020 Business Tips, Customers

Getting people to work for you is easy, managing them is the hard part. If you want loyal staff members and those who will stay with you for a couple of years or so then you should know how to take care of them and how to treat them well, you have to keep in mind that your employees play an important role in your business growth, they also serve as the backbone of your company, that’s why their attitude towards work is based on how you manage them. If you want to be a better boss then I suggest you follow these 5 simple tips on how to become one.


  • Show empathy towards your staff

There’s a difference between sympathy and empathy. Sympathy is feeling compassion or pity towards another while empathy is understanding one’s feelings and putting yourself in their shoes. Let us not forget that our employees are human beings too, who sometimes get sick and encounter problems. So treat them right, pay attention to how they’re feeling, both emotionally and physically. Showing empathy is one way you can elicit your people’s loyalty and it’s a trait every leader should possess.


  • Communicate with your staff

Communication is a key part of managing your staff, you talk to them or send a message when you want to get things done right? When were to focus on our business goals sometimes we forget to check up on our employees, they’ll appreciate it if you ask them how their day was, the struggles they encounter and if they have any concerns. Connecting with your staff is also a way of understanding them so take time to listen.

“Sometimes, what a person needs is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a patient heart that listens”.




  • Recognize their hard work

It’s important that you recognize your employees work hard to earn their loyalty and keep them working for you, always pay attention to those whose performing well. Remember that your employees are well aware of how their performance and if they think they’re actually doing a great job but you’re not rewarding them it’s likely they’ll seek another job that recognizes their talent.


  • Be open to new ideas

It’s just natural for a boss to have a different method or strategy in running their company but to be a great leader you should learn how to take in new ideas too, especially if it’s something that will benefit your business. Listen closely to your staff’s advice or if there’s anything that needs to be changed or improved, don’t easily assume that what they’re suggesting is wrong. 





  • Be a great leader

If you want to be a great leader you need to set a good example for your people to follow you by, show them that you work hard in accomplishing your goals and at the same time you take time to listen and show kindness. If you want to earn your employee’s loyalty, it’s pretty simple just show them that you genuinely care! Remember it’s the little things that we do that counts the most.

“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care”. – Theodore Roosevelt

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