3 Telltale Signs That Instantly Identify A Boss With Remarkable Leadership Skills

Justin Zack
1 min readJan 19, 2023

Good bosses are rare.

I’ve been fortunate to have worked for good ones (and bad ones). Both have their place in teaching you how to be a better leader and employee.

Here are 3 signs I’ve observed about the best bosses I’ve had:

  1. They prioritize people over company. A company is nothing without people. A great boss knows this and invests the humans that they work with every single day. Family issue? What can I take off your plate? Worried about the market? Let me clear my calendar and let’s talk. Feeling stuck? Let’s break things down.
  2. They are a conveyor belt of organizational knowledge. Technology companies are a web of complex language, moving parts, and evolving information. A great boss will feed their team a constant stream of information as they receive it (even when it hasn’t been sanctioned by the corporate machine — see sign #1).
  3. They are masters of instruction. 90% of mistakes made in the corporate arena are the result of poor communication. A great boss knows how to break work down and communicate the essentials to their team. This includes the reason for doing the work and what getting better looks like.

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Justin Zack

Project leader. Product thinker. Write about human things. Find me at justinzack.com