Bosshole = my favorite new vocabulary word this month. Yes, it’s what you think it is! Don’t be a bosshole. Who would want to anyway?
This very descriptive word jumped off the page of my latest read, Work Happy, what great bosses know, by Jill Geisler.
My friend, and voracious reader/fabulous business boss, read this book and loved it.
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I picked up Work Happy and found it to be very useful and insightful for anyone wanting grow their leadership skills.
My second favorite take away, this time a quote, from the book happened before I’d even finished 10 pages.
“To be a great boss, you don’t have to be perfect.”Jill Geisler – Work Happy – what great bosses know
I’ve made more than a few blunders as an owner, leader, and boss. Who doesn’t? I love this quote as it frees up the pressure and self criticism leaders often have to be “perfect”.
Management is HARD. It can be one of the most satisfying, rewarding experiences of being an owner and at the same time be the most frustrating and ‘growth inspiring’ as well.
Being a perfect boss is an unattainable thing. It’s better to allow yourself (and your team) to learn from your mistakes. It sets an excellent example for your staff to follow. Grow. Make Mistakes. Learn. Repeat.
Thankfully my team was amazing and we grew together. I’m grateful to them to this day.
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“Each day, someone with power invests it in someone else, transforming the chosen person from staff to management, from producer to supervisor – and in the best cases, from follower to leader – all with the simple change of a title.”Jill Geisler – Work Happy – what great bosses know
I hope you enjoy this read as much as I did. Do you have a great leadership book recommendation? Shoot me an email and let me know!
Samantha works with small businesses helping owners to ‘tame the overwhelm’.
She conducts workshops and trainings in hospitality, customer experience, and creating a culture in the workplace that inspires and motivates employees (and customers!).
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