Apart from your own duties, your day to day task is monitor your team performance and resolve conflict (or in our company, we call it fire-fighting). With all those thing going on, you must also find time to plan and develop their talents.
Many would ask, how do you develop a team that achieves greater things? It starts with this question, "Do you have a clear idea of what's important and where your team needs to be?".
If yes, do you listen more than you talk?
What's more important? Supporting my team to work well or getting lots of work done.
Do you ask your team for feedback on how are you doing? Myself, once. Note to self: Need this at least once a year.
What is management to you? The responsibility for the performance of a team or being in charge.
Do you constantly try to improve your leadership and management skills?
Do you take regular self assessments?
Do you give your team recognition at least once a week?
Do you delegate jobs to the right person and communicate well?
Do you work hard to make your team trust you?
If you have some positives answer to the questions above, then you're a good boss but there's room for improvement.
If you have all positives answer to the questions above, then you're a great boss.
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"The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been." ~ Henry Kissinger