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12 Traits of a Great Boss Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder For many people, a cardinal sin is thinking they're perfect. Job seekers think they're not making any job-search mistakes. Employees "always" do the best they can. And bosses are always great. Right. Unfortunately, in real life, nobody's perfect -- not even you, Mr. Boss Man. In fact, many bosses assume they're doing a good job at managing their employees when the opposite is the reality. "Such situations occur frequently, quite simply because the boss does not have accurate feedback," says Sandra Naiman, author of "The High Achiever's Secret Codebook: The Unwritten Rules for Success at Work." "Often employees don't tell him or her what they really think." In reality, being a good boss isn't as easy as it sounds. Just because you're "the boss" doesn't mean that you can tell people what to do and they'll do it, Naiman reminds. And even if they do, that doesn't make you a good boss. "The role is really one of supporting and motivating people to do a good job. This means you have to understand what motivates people, be constantly available to them, be a role model, and adjust your style to suit each individual direct report," she says. So, do you want to know if you've got what it takes to be a great boss? Here are 12 things that
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