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Jun 21

What Do Good Bosses Do?

Posted by epearlman in mistakesmanagementleadershumilitygood bossconfidencebad boss

We've all learned valuable management lessons from the mistakes of BP's chief executive Tony Hayward. Hayward has made a science out of putting his foot in his mouth and claiming ignorance of most matters that took place under his watch. It's certainly not easy being a leader when disaster strikes, but his ineptness and insensitivity makes me think he was probably not a very good leader even before the oil spill occurred.


One of my favorite management experts, Robert Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, is currently working on a book called "Good Boss, Bad Boss" (coming out in September). In a recent blog at Harvard Business Review, Sutton listed 12 key beliefs held by the best bosses. It's a great list and I recommend reading them all , but I'll focus on just a few of my favorites here:

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