No. 1 quality in a good boss? Communication skills, poll says

Readers shared the characteristics they think every good boss must have. Do you agree?

A good boss can help you reach your potential, be more productive, and contribute positively to the company.

A bad boss can hold you back, thwart progress, and deflate morale.

So, what separates the good from the bad?

We asked Ragan readers what they think is the most important quality in a good boss, and more than 200 people weighed in here and on LinkedIn. Here’s a look at what they said:

Those who thought good bosses must possess other qualities shared their opinions in the comments. Here’s what a few of them had to say:

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