Monday, 18 July 2016

Andrew Konomanyi - Being a Boss and a Leader

​As someone who developed, owned and led many businesses during his career while also being the boss of several hundreds of people, Andrew Konomanyi has a strong opinion on what should be the role of a leader. If you look up the dictionary, you will see that the word implies a person who can guide or direct a group. This instantly tells you that not all bosses are leaders.

Offering Guidance
Being able to offer guidance is one of the prime qualities of a good boss. This guidance can be verbal or non-verbal, but it’s a quality that’s always there, in every good boss, regardless of which field they are working in.

Being Tough and Compassionate at the Same Time
A good leader knows how to get the most out of his employees while managing to stay compassionate. If the people around you know that they can count on you when they are not at their best for whatever reason, they will be much more willing to go the extra mile on their good days.

Team Mentality
If we go with a rowing analogy, the boss is the coxswain, the member who sits in the stern of the boat, facing the others (his or her workers). He or she will be the one who steers the boat, but in an ideal scenario every member will realize that this is for the best, and the team works because of this, not in spite of it. Andrew Konomanyi notes that the intricate relationship between boss and employee can often determine the success of a company.