What It Really Means to Be an Outstanding Boss

Katherine Mehr

Being a boss for the first time could be nerve-wrecking. Bosses strive to ensure they are executing their responsibilities while leveraging performance of the employees and organization.

Being a good leader is one who is a positive motivator, one who listens and is not afraid to take risks. A good leader builds trust within their organization and creates a culture of innovation. However, new leaders will encounter challenges along their path, but the key to success is making sure your communication streams are open and transparent.

At Govloop.com's Next Generation of Government event, July 2010, Human Resources IQ sat with Tom Fox, The Federal Coach Columnist for The Washington Post & Director for the Center for Government Leadership, Partnership for Public Service to discuss the most critical characteristics of a good leader, how to overcome challenges and pitfalls along the way and how to really engage with employees.