What Makes a Good Boss?

In business, as it turns out, those bosses who can, in terms of generating higher productivity, are in fact teachers…The differentiator between a poor boss and a good one isn’t necessarily the quality of supervision or ability to motivate. Instead, the researchers say it’s the ability of the boss to teach a worker.

“If [an employee] leaves a good boss, we looked to see how long his productivity remains high … and if that productivity gain he gets from working for a good boss is persistent, we believe that’s teaching,” said [Kathryn] Shaw, who co-authored the study with Stanford colleague Edward Lazear and Christopher Stanton from the University of Utah.

via Those Who Manage, Teach – Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity.

The study only underscores for me the importance of good teachers in every field, and that not everyone is.

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