If you are like most salon owners, you opened up a business without giving a lot of thought to the fact that you will ‘be the boss’.

And you probably gave even less thought to the fact that ‘the skills needed to be a great boss, are not the same as the skills of being a great hairdresser.’

So, carrying on from last week here’s part 2 of my list of ’10 things great bosses do’. So, if you’re the boss, ask yourself; “How do I measure up?”

At number 6, great bosses…

6. Lead by example…

They recognise that their actions speak louder than words, and they live the values that they expect their team to have.

The 7th thing they do is…

7. Set goals that stretch the team…

They have a vision for the business and a path by which they will get there.

They encourage high performance and set goals and objectives that will stretch the team and in the process create bonds of loyalty to the business and each other.

And the 8th thing they do is…

8. Inspire and excite…

They make the team feel inspired and excited about their career so that they come to work each day with the desire to be the best at whatever they’re doing.

At number 9, they…

9. Align the team…

They understand that their role is to build a team whose vision, values and code of conduct are aligned. They provide open honest and clear communication and expect the same of others.

And at number 10, they

10. Reward and acknowledge…

Great bosses look for opportunities to praise and acknowledge individual performance on their team.

They understand the need to develop in the team a sense of pride and self-confidence that outlasts any award or pat on the back.

So, how do you measure up as a great boss and more importantly, what are you doing to become an even better leader?

If you don’t already have them I suggest that you get my books GROW 2 Management and GROW 3 Team, which are full of ideas to help you become a better leader or manager.

Thanks for watching

Have a great week!

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