Ways To Be The Best Boss – Seven Rules To Follow

By Zubair Naseem

17 October 2022

Ways To Be The Best Boss – Seven Rules To Follow


It is possible that the abilities that got you your new job will not be enough to keep it.

These suggestions from experts who have been there and done that will help you manage like a boss if you have recently started your own business or have been promoted and are unsure of what to do next.


  • Caring about your business       

How will you persuade others to invest in your company if you have no personal investment? Even though you might not always enjoy your job, you still need something to keep you motivated.


You will struggle to care about employee management if your line of work does not excite you.


You can stay up to date on best practices without feeling as if it is a chore if you work in a field you enjoy. Others will likely catch your enthusiasm as well.


  • Manage people, not numbers.

Although employees will not always be concerned with your goals, they will always be concerned with how you treat them. So, if you want productivity, stop giving orders by dictation.


Consider positioning your employees to work better—not just harder—to increase numbers.


Your business will do better the sooner you shift from a relationship-focused mindset to a mechanical “numbers” mindset.


  • Maintain composure.  

Do you want people to like you or fear you, as the age-old question goes? All leaders, from teachers to CEOs, struggle with this.


Employees should not witness you as a pushover, but you also do not want to come off as irritated and demanding. Being as calm as you can is the best way to gain respect (and make your life easier).


  • Have queries rather than offering responses.   

Not because he had the answers, but because he asked questions, Socrates was a brilliant leader and thinker.


You can only gain a better understanding of a situation by asking questions. A good manager continuously learns from the company’s successes and failures in addition to providing direction.


  • Try to be as fair as you can to everyone.

Even though this is common sense, it is not always simple to put into practice. Even though you may believe that you treat each of your employees equally, everyone harbors biases.


While the manager may not have intended to treat staff unfairly, there are times when they feel that they are. Avoid defending yourself in these circumstances.



Take a step back and think about their viewpoint. Are they being left out, being paid less, or getting fewer promotions? Even though you did not intend for it to happen, you still have a responsibility to change it.


  • Only ask for what you are willing to provide.    

Everybody has had a boss like that—the one who leaves the office at 2 p.m. every day and indistinctly assigns the remaining tasks to the dissatisfied workers.


With this behavior, you will never make a good manager. It will persuade workers that you are careless and incompetent.


Be present to facilitate or at the very least support those involved if additional work is required. Being a boss does not entail avoiding challenges.


  • Describe the thinking behind your choices.        

If your employees can understand your reasoning, they will follow your lead with less resistance.


They will at least be aware that you are employing a strategy, even if they disagree. Because you keep everyone informed, you will gain respect. Employees will also be more sympathetic toward you because they will comprehend your position better.