How To Become The Perfect Boss

How To Become The Perfect Boss - Dr Michelle K Johnston

Perfection equals disconnection.

Are you a perfectionist? Do you struggle to connect with your team?

Despite any grandiose or deprecating thoughts we may hold of ourselves, the perfect boss does not exist. Never has, never will. Someone who appears to be perfect creates that aura by acutely observing, tuning in to, and showing keen interest in their daily surroundings. In short, “the perfect boss” simply connects with people.

It takes intention to carve time in your meetings to ask about that person on a personal level, ask them how their kids are or about their travel plans or whatnot. That’s what drives results. Connection drives results. Connection is the only way you can disrupt.

In this episode of The New Leader Podcast with Ian Daley, Dr. Michelle K. Johnston, author of The Seismic Shift in Leadership, discusses:

  • Why connection drives results
  • How to determine if your people feel seen, heard, valued, respected, and appreciated
  • How to use the 5 elements of assessment to determine how connected you are with your team, what to do next…and much more!

Ian Daley is the founder of Daley & Co, a leadership education and training company that helps new managers build confidence and capabilities so they can deliver better results.

He is a writing contributor to Harvard Business Review, host of The New Leader Podcast, and shares daily insights on LinkedIn to his 23,000+ followers.

He began his career at Health Canada before pursuing a move into the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline. Prior to founding Daley & Co, Ian was Director, Learning & Development at Novo Nordisk. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Memorial University and a graduate certificate in Organizational Behaviour from Harvard University.