Do Good Bosses Get Good Results?

Kindness in corporate America

In the book, Leading with Kindness: How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results, authors William F. Baker and Michael O’Malley Ph.D. promote the idea that nice guys finish first.

They argue that kindness is much more than the give and take of benefits for supposed loyalty. Leaders who demonstrate sincerity, honesty and concern build more respect and get the most from their people.
Honesty, they say, is not merely about leaders telling the truth, it is equally important to be good at listening to the truth. In addition to creating an atmosphere of inclusion, executives who do not learn this skill can be blindsided when everything falls apart.
I like the concept, but I am still curious. What does a kind boss do that makes them so great?

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