South’s Greatest Bosses 2021: Engel & Völkers ~ Dicky Mopper
“Remember we all are learning every day and bosses must continue to improve if they want their team to perform efficiently.” – Dicky Mopper
“Remember we all are learning every day and bosses must continue to improve if they want their team to perform efficiently.”
– Dicky Mopper
South Magazine: What is your “boss philosophy?” Or leadership philosophy?
Richard Mopper: I believe that in order to be a good boss, it is important that each employee and the boss have a definite job description that completely outlines the job requirements and responsibilities. This streamlines everyone’s workload and makes it easy to review accomplishments and improve productivity.
SM: What is one key skill that makes a great boss that you wish you’d learned or mastered sooner?
RM: I like to believe that I take the time to understand what it takes for each employee to be successful and to allow them to be a true part of the organization with the freedom to make corrective suggestions to improve the daily operations.
SM: What is one important lesson you’ve learned since becoming a boss?
RM: You cannot do it alone! It is so important to be able to delegate and have full confidence that your team will make good decisions.
SM: How would you describe your team?
RM: Our office is really lucky to have dedicated, knowledgeable people with high ethical standards. I trust our team daily to perform their tasks at exceptional and predictable outcomes.
SM: How does somebody become a “better boss?” What is your advice for a new boss?
RM: Remember we all are learning every day and bosses must continue to improve if they want their team to perform efficiently. All bosses, new or experienced, must remember that all of us are human and that mistakes will be made. When an error occurs, blame is the last issue to address, the first is for everyone to work together to rectify the problem.
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