Best Boss Ever

Feb 6, 2020, 9:00am - 11:00am
Friday, January 31, 2020
$95 ($75 for OSU employees)
Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
Sarah Chain

“The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Research indicates that employees leave bosses, not organizations.

Here are some statistics about the impact of good and bad bosses from

  • A study by the firm Interact with 1000 workers in the United States demonstrated that the lack of appreciation by their managers is their number 1 complaint (63%). It’s not because they need to play at work.
  • 60% of employees say they don’t get enough feedback from upper management on their work. (ClearCompany)
  • 75% of employees are leaving their job because of poor management. (15Five)
  • 38% of employees don’t get asked for their input or information. (Social Media Today)
  • 31% said they didn’t like their boss, and felt a lack of empowerment. (Accenture)

Do you want to be the best boss you can be? What are the qualities that make a high-performing boss? Why is it important to be a good boss?

When you are a great boss, your employees look forward to coming to work. Productivity is high, and your employees work together to make sure that team goals are achieved. A great boss builds strong relationships with her/his employees, Sharing a clear vision of where the team is headed and the ability to communicate clearly are also vital to being a great boss. Finally, creating a culture where people feel empowered and respected will take a good boss to the best boss.


  • Understand the qualities that make a boss great
  • Determine what type of culture needed to make the team great
  • Identify new ideas to become the best boss ever

This workshop has been developed by Tracy Kitchel, Ph.d., Professor and Chair, Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, and Beth Flynn, M.S., OSU Leadership Center.  Beth Flynn is facilitating this workshop