what Google employees think makes a good boss – the results may not be what you expected

June 23, 2017

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager. Technical Expertise Came in Dead Last is an excellent article by Mike Schnieder on Inc.com. Following are a couple of quotes from the article that might interest you. First the list, in order of priority:

Be a good coach;
empower your team and don’t micromanage;
express interest in employee’s success and well-being;
be productive and results-oriented;
be a good communicator and listen to your team;
help your employees with career development;
have a clear vision and strategy for the team; and
have key technical skills, so you can help advise the team

The above list is in order of priority and notice that technical skills came in last. Following is one more quote:

1. What employees valued most were even-keeled bosses.

So, how do we as leaders do in regard to this list? The most important thing as a leader is not to the the smartest or most skilled in the room, it is about taking care of your team.

 

BG

One response to what Google employees think makes a good boss – the results may not be what you expected

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    Really helpful thank you! Prayed for God to keep opening doors for you to help heal the world by coaching leaders to care for others!

    On Jun 23, 2017 6:11 PM, “BG Allen Coaching and Consulting” wrote:

    > BG Allen posted: “Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly > Effective Manager. Technical Expertise Came in Dead Laste is an excellent > article by Mike Schnieder on Inc.com. Following are a couple of quotes from > the article that might interest you. First the list, i” >

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