Many bosses don’t catch the most common signs of failure due to their attitude and outlook on life. They may or may not feel that they are just with any of their actions. Do you want to make sure you catch these easy signs before the momentum picks up and goes the opposite way? Follow these words carefully and if you can keep yourself in check then it will set the right example for your employees and other subordinates.

First of all, make sure you pay your employees their wages. Without your employees then you would be doing all the labor. They deserve it just as much as you do.

Second: if you show them that you have faith and trust in them to do their job and give pointers when needed, your employees would appreciate that a lot more than a boss who watches them like a hawk.

Third: you should always listen to what others say with an open mind. They could have a suggestion, or even a answer to any questions you might have that pertain to the business.

Fourth: treat others how you want to be treated. You should be polite while speaking to others, even if they are your subordinates. Having manners shows good character and it will get you a lot farther in life than being rude and never listening to them.

Fifth: it’s fine if your employee(s) make a mistake. Just patiently explain it in a different way than you previously had done. Not everyone learns the same way. It is important to make sure they are trained the way that they would understand.

Sixth: everyone makes mistakes, it’s how we learn. If you never do anything wrong then how can you learn to better yourself and your business.

Seventh: you should make sure you congratulate your employee(s) on a job well done. A little positive reinforcement can go a long way and help boost there confidence and bring out the best in a person. A happy employee can make all the difference in keeping a customer and a prospering business.

Eighth: a little debate between yourself and a subordinate isn’t a bad thing. If they challenge an idea or strategy, it can help point out any flaws you may not have seen. After all, like they say, two minds are better than one.

Ninth: make sure you pay attention to all employees. They are all a part of what makes your business thrive. You should never give any of them special treatment. Treat them as equals to one another.

Tenth: take your time when planning things out. It’s easy to make mistakes when you rush. A good plan would include every step, no matter how miniscule they are, it can make a big difference in the end result.

Eleventh and final step: don’t be afraid to place yourself in your employee(s) shoes. It can help you to understand things from their views and clear up any miscommunication that might have occurred.

If you can do all these steps then you can be a great boss and have a great company with happy employees that support you all the way. Don’t be afraid to double check that you are doing all of these things. Remember, never take for granted anything, and you get what you deserve.