HBR Guide to Being a Great Boss



Are you a good boss&#8212or a great one?

We know people don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses. So how can you be the type of boss that doesn’t send employees running? One who makes your people happy to work for you?

You’ve got the basics covered, like reading a P&L and setting and implementing strategy. But how can you raise your leadership level to be a boss who develops trust with their employees? How do you create a culture where learning&#8212and failing&#8212are OK? Can you go beyond evaluating performance and distributing bonuses once a year to finding ways to regularly share productive feedback&#8212and recognize great work&#8212in ways that work for the individuals who work for you?

You can meet the basic requirements of your job as leader and rise above that to motivate the people on your team to do more&#8212and be more&#8212than they thought possible. Whether you’re a first-time boss or you’ve been managing people forever and are looking for some new insights and inspiration, the HBR Guide to Being a Great Boss will provide you with a variety of expert voices sharing their advice on being a boss who sparks creativity, engagement, and collaboration.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Magnify your people’s strengths
  • Communicate effectively&#8212and regularly&#8212with your team
  • Cultivate trust
  • Help your employees find meaning in their work
  • Challenge your people to reach beyond their current limits
  • Recognize and reward good work
  • Network to keep your team informed&#8212and visible
  • Help struggling employees improve
  • Bring out the best in your people&#8212and yourself

Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

ISBN: 9781647822361
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Pub Date: 04/2022
Format: Hardcover

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