The other day, I had lunch with a few colleagues near my school,including my boss. Then I had the chance to talk with him during lunch.
I teased him by saying that "I feel proud of myself today, coz I can buy my boss lunch." He asked me with a grin," Do you want to be proud of yourself everyday? Then just buy me lunch every day, later on, you become my boss." I replied, "wow,it sounds like a good idea! "
Then I diverted our topic. ( I am always good at that) "why you don't ask me: what to make a good employee? ". Before he answered, I blurted out something just occurred to me at that moment: A. ability to learn, fast learner; B. always have good ideas to work, need no instruction or guiding from the boss.In other word, they have their impetus to work, and their own value means more than others.( I felt tired just after class and what came to my mind directly only the two). He kept smiling,"when I was working in the training centre, I always had written planns for the next 6 months, and my boss felt pleasant to read! "....
Then I was being a bit more aggressive, "but how come you did not ask me what to make a good boss?"
He should not have predicted some question like that. Before he told me his idea, I began mine again,"the most important one is he or she has got to listen to the subordinates, he or she may not take all opinions in, but at least he or she has to listen to their voice"...
Well, I am always the one who speaks my mind when I feel the need to. I did email my boss or some other high position persons in my company with my ideas on some issue and plans. In fact, he appreciated that. So I do take him as a very charismatic boss.
I'd love to hear what you think to make a good boss and the employees. Thanks for your ideas in advance!