How to coach your boss

You’ve read about Michael Hyatt before and you’ll read about him again. I still want to be like Mike.

He posted a great CEO perspective article on “coaching your boss,” a feat that I’d put money on that most people aren’t willing to tackle. I’d also put money on the theory that most bosses don’t want to be coached by their staff even if they say they want to be. Ouch. Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll get if you click here:

The problem is that most people are scared to correct their boss or offer advice. They are afraid they will be punished or, at the very least, given a cold shoulder. But that’s not always true. The best bosses welcome criticism, knowing that the shortest distance between where they are and where they want to go is the truth. They create a “safe environment,” where people can freely speak their mind.—Michael Hyatt

By the way, don’t be the boss who says that you’ll offer a “safe environment” and turn around and use the information against your employee. That just makes you an…well, you know.

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