Sanjeev.Himachali
Hr & Od Consultant
As_ashu31
Associate-: Consulting Firm

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Confession by a Boss

1) I care about whether you like me - I want you to like me. When I come off like a hard-ass who doesnít care about your opinion of me, itís an act.

2) I don't think I know everything - I will always be grateful to them. I donít offer you advice because I think Iím all knowing or all-powerful. I see something special in you, and Iím repaying the debt I owe to the people who helped me.

3) I think itís great when youíre having fun - You donít have to lower your voice and pretend to be working hard when I walk by. I know itís possible to work hard and have a little fun at the same time.

4) I want to pay you more - I would love to be the employer of choice in the industry or the area. I canít, mostly due to financial constraints but partly because the risks Iíve taken require a reasonable reward. If I go out of business tomorrow, you lose your job. That's terrible, I know. But I lose my business, my investment, my credit, my houseÖ sometimes I lose everything. Someday, when you start your business, I promise youíll understand.

5) I want you to work here forever - Job-hopping may be a fact of business life, but as an owner itís a fact I hate. I donít see you as a disposable part. When you leave, it hurts. A part of me feels like Iíve failed.

6) Sales donít appear by magic - I know you despise filling certain types of orders. Theyíre aggravating, they cause you to fall behindÖ theyíre a pain. You wish we would sell other work. Unfortunately (from your point of view at least) sometimes the orders that take the most time are actually the most profitable.

7) I would love to turn you lose - You can't stand to be micromanaged. That's good because I hate micromanaging. But freedom is earned, not given. Show me you can fly on your own and Iíll gladly focus on something or someone else.

8) I notice when others donít pull their weight - Iím not blind. But I wonít discipline those individuals in front of you. No employee, no matter how poorly they perform, loses their right to confidentiality and privacy. And sometimes I wonít discipline them at all, because occasionally more is going on than you know. You wouldnít realize that, though, because oftentimesÖ

9) There are things I just canít tell youÖ even though I would love to, and even though you and I have become friends.

10) Ownership is the smorgasbord of insecurity. I worry about sales. I worry about costs. I worry about facilities and employees and vendors and customers andÖ you name it, I worry about it.

So occasionally Iím snappy. Occasionally Iím distracted. Occasionally Iím tense and irritable and short-tempered. Itís not your fault. Iím just worried.

More than anything, Iím worried about whether I can fulfill the trust you placed in me as your employer.

Source of the article: Human Capital and Management Library: Confession by a Boss <link updated to site home> ( Search On Cite | Search On Google ) and 10 Things Bosses Never Tell Employees | Inc.com

From India, Mumbai
HI Sanjeev :)
Good one as always .......
This one for me is killer : Sales donít appear by magic - I know you despise filling certain types of orders. Theyíre aggravating, they cause you to fall behindÖ theyíre a pain. You wish we would sell other work. Unfortunately (from your point of view at least) sometimes the orders that take the most time are actually the most profitable.
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