Benjamin Snyder is an editor for CNBC Make It where he covers leadership and sports business.
In the past, Ben served as Associate Editor at Fortune Magazine where he led the website's news coverage. He was also in charge of launching the website's sports business vertical. Ben earned a master's...
Managers tasked with thinking about the big picture can sometimes forget the simple daily tasks that can help the team thrive. Amanda Augustine, a career expert for TopResume, says that just asking how your workers are doing every day and being punctual are keys to success. Here are five things you can do each day to be a great boss. Although it may sound silly, Augustine says that simply checking in with your team can be "incredibly valuable."
Lastly, a great boss helps workers grow through motivation. "For example, present the desired end goal and give them the freedom to figure a solution on their own," she says. "If you continually coddle your employees, you'll be forced to always provide the marching orders, hindering your team from developing further." Augustine says it's also important to give direct reports "the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone."
Employees dread working for a boss who's difficult to please. But what if it's actually a blessing in disguise? Two experts agree this may be the case. In fact, working for a "toxic" boss typically pushes you to perform at a higher level, and succeed. There are a few reasons why a boss might be considered toxic, experts say. For instance, it could be a circumstance of the manager's working conditions, says Lawrence Miller, a consultant and author on business organization and culture.