Can You Be a Tough Boss Without Being a Jerk?

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Every boss wants their employees to perform at optimal levels, but when do you cross the line? There is a fine line between being a strict boss with high expectations and being an unrealistic jerk. Mike Staver, from The Staver Group, gives four advice in order to avoid crossing the line.

“1. Appreciate different work styles. Be clear about the outcomes you expect, but don’t create conflict just because your employee has a different style of getting something done, warns Staver. “If they’re effective, give them latitude to develop their own solutions and add value,” he says. “When the leader is saying, ‘I don’t want you to do it any other way than the way I want you do to it.’ I think that’s where the ‘demanding jerk’ side comes in,” he says.”

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