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How To Be The Boss People Want To Work For

By Michelle Joseph Nov 19, 2015


When I started my own business, I did so to make a positive difference in the lives of others by improving the recruitment industry's standard practices. Through my career, I was able to determine what I enjoyed that impacted the space positively and what I felt needed to change. I found my passion, which is to revolutionize the recruitment industry with an innovative talent consulting model.

It's no secret that starting your own business is stressful and overwhelming, and as your business achieves success and starts to grow, it truly does not get any easier. It is natural to get caught up in it all and run from meeting to meeting every day, but that is not always the best use of your time if you want to be the boss of a successful business.

As an entrepreneur and business owner, it is essential to possess leadership qualities. Here are a few key attributes that are crucial for entrepreneurs and convincing leaders to possess in order to be the boss that everyone wants to work for:

Remember to be human

In today's business world, so much of our interactions are virtual, which makes it easy to forget that there are actual human beings on the other side of our emails and phone conversations. Humanizing your communication will help build relationships with members of your team, and it will also help foster meaningful relationships and partnerships with other entrepreneurs and business people who can help your business grow.

Be passionate

It is important that you truly believe in what you are doing. Passionate people have the power to ignite that same passion in others. When you believe in something, the force of your convictions will attract people that share your vision. If you lead with passion, it will help your business resonate with potential clients and differentiate you among competitors as a leader in your industry.

Empower others

Effective bosses share responsibilities and collaborate with other members of the business. Rather than micromanaging, strive to empower others to grow in their role and propose new projects that they can lead as they begin to earn new responsibilities and expand their impact. Collaborating with your team and empowering them to achieve success in their careers will establish trust and build a strong company culture and a healthy work environment.

Though you do not have to be the best of friends with everyone you employ, it is important to build a connection based upon trust. If your employees trust you, they are more likely to go above and beyond in their work and help take the business to the next level.

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