This year I want to be a better boss.
You know those types of bosses that you say, "I love my boss!" about?
That's not me.
I want to be an encouraging word when I can see they're stressed.
I want to be a shoulder to lean on when they're having a tough day, working a busy event or need some advice as to how to deal with a work-related situation.
I want to be the friendly smile when I feel they might need it.
I want them to really, truly feel comfortable sitting in my office and talking to me about anything and everything.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a horrible boss.
I think sometimes I let my own stress and my own frustrations get in the way of managing the staff the way I want to.
I can't let it trickle down anymore.
I want my staff to feel how much I truly appreciate them so I want to lift them up more often than I give them minor corrections.
I want my staff to say, "She was a GREAT boss!" in 10 years when they talk about their time working for me.