Best Boss Ever

Jun 29, 2022, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
$95 (75 OSU employees)
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
Beth Flynn

“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.

Please note, if you are unable to attend you may send someone else in your place. Cancellations made prior to the day of the workshop will be refunded minus a $5 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made for no-shows/cancellations the day of the workshop. Certificates of participation are available for individuals seeking professional development hours. If you have questions, contact the OSU Leadership Center at 614-292-3114 or e-mail Beth Flynn

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