Confession time: It took me almost 10 years of running my business and managing my employees to finally become comfortable with the word “boss”. I just didn’t want to be that guy, I wanted to be a part of the team. And I know I’m not the only one
The thing I realized however, is that for my team to succeed and achieve its potential, it needs me to be the boss and to own that role. That was a pivotal moment in my business career that I look back on, but I know I still have a long way to go in improving myself in that regard.
René Boer is the co-author with Geno Wickman of How To Be A Great Boss and he joins us on the podcast today to share some of the insights he’s gained in a 30 year business career working with brands like Pizza Hut, Arby’s and Jamba Juice. As an EOS implementer René has worked with hundreds of leaders and managers, helping to align them around a shared vision and gain traction while improving team health.
Are you “The Boss” in your organization? How do you feel about your role, is there room for improvement? Let us know your biggest takeaway from this episode in the comments!
In this episode:
- The 5 things you need to be doing as a leader
- The 5 things you need to be doing as a manager
- The importance of vulnerability and humility as a leader
- Why you need to be scheduling clarity breaks
- 4 Simple truths to being a great leader
“You have to constantly be asking yourself ‘Am I earning people’s respect?’ You can’t command that, you must earn it.” [8:47]
“If the boss would spend more time asking questions, and you get the employee talking, they actually solve the problems themselves.” [28:14]
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