People say that you don’t quit jobs, you quit the boss. There are some terrible bosses out there who will take up  people’s time and show no appreciation for what their employees contribute. On the other side of the coin, there are great bosses whom work everyday to grow their team to be as successful as possible. Here are a few things you can do to avoid losing your best employees by being a great boss.

1. Build Trust Through Your Actions

First, saying you will do something is not the same as actually completing it. Your word should be as good as gold, and your team should feel that whatever you do, you follow through when action is needed. Take the reigns of your team and lead them through example. Dictate the behaviors you want from everyone on your team by displaying them yourself and people will trust you to do what you say

2. Create a Clear Vision for the Team’s Success

Next, craft your goals and measures of success with your end goal in mind, but also think of the team that has to help you get there. Eliminate confusion among your people by assisting them to understand the plan of action and making sure their questions have answers.

3. Listen to the Needs of Your People

One on one’s and feedback are needed to get the best out of a person. Be candid and professional when delivering any input. Positive feedback is always encouraged. We all love when someone tells us that we are doing a great job! Set time aside to accept any feedback from your employees as well and take steps to adjust when needed.

4. Use EQ to Connect With Your Employees

Humility is a trait of a great leader and humble leaders who recognize the emotional state of others through their Emotional Intelligence can connect with people like no other. Understand that your employees are people with lives beyond work. Connect with them on a personal level to bring the team together and become an even greater success

5. Celebrate Individual and Team Victories

When your team succeeds, you succeed. Recognizing your people for their contributions is an easy thing to do if you are mindful of successes. Know what your team cares about. Giving them the attention they need and make them feel appreciated. We all celebrate victory differently, but rewarding and recognizing others by commemorating together is an easy way to bring the team together for even more success in the future!

Taking your skills to the next level can help to elevate your team and allow you to grow both your business and your relationships with your staff.