Understanding the meaning of a “tough Boss” for Businessmen

Published by kelvin Ehiozefe on

To be a Boss simply means taking responsibility or being in a position of authority over a group. Anyone can become a Boss but not everyone will remain a boss, as an entrepreneur to overcome the wales of business becoming a “tough Boss” is crucial.

But however, the understanding of who is a tough boss is not very clear to many business owners, as many believe that a tough boss is a  jerks or bully who makes his group do only but his wishes.

So, in a bit to correct this idea of being a tough boss would imply carrying a scary face, bully employees to get the Net worth of their monthly paycheck, I decided to make this post based on my understanding of who a tough boss is or How you should qualify a tough boss.

 tough Boss

Somewhat, I do agree that being a boss over a group of people you may need some traits of a bully sometimes, but the extent to that attitude is what I am trying to address here for every entrepreneur plunging into the business.

Like I already stated above a boss is the one who takes charge of the situation, this means he holds the secrete of running things and would always carry his team along in achieving his goals. And not the ones who disguise themselves as a tough, demanding, and smart boss with no iota of talent.

Now allow me as I share with you some of the original traits of a tough Boss, these traits will give you the accurate knowledge who is a tough Boss.

The Accurate Traits of tough Boss

A tough Boss is;


This is the no 1 trait of being a tough boss the ability to cope in a very difficult situation or being able to put available resources to efficient or ingenious use.


A Tough boss is always focused irrespective of the circumstance surrounding them

3.A Risk-taker:
Boss in every organization is generally considered to be the front-liners or pacesetter and as such, they are expected to make sound decisions that govern the business, so be that as it may you must learn to follow your instinct rightly. Tough boss are risk-takers.

Regardless of how you consider a tough boss they are humble people and treat people with lots of respect and dignity not losing focus on their goals.

5.Business Savvy:

Another trait of a tough boss is acquiring some or all the necessary information required to run the business else you at risk of being fooled by cunning employees. 


Self-motivation is the secret of success of every entrepreneur the business world today is fraught with challenges that only the tough survive hence to be a tough boss you need a lot of self-motivation.

7.A mentor to employee who desires to do better in their carrier path:

success without successor equals failure, every tough boss accommodates followers and seeks to bring out the best in their followers.

These are but a few traits of a tough boss feel free to add yours via the comment section. it’s my belief that you got the message and be that as it may our level of understanding the word “tough Boss” will be solely dependent on our angle of view but keeping it straight- the tough boss is real people who only want the best and not jerks.

My Verdict

for every entrepreneur, while becoming a Tough boss endeavor to keep the fine line between being a tough boss with high expectations/demands and being an unreasonable jerk that wouldn’t see any good in anything from employees. I hope this boss inspires you if it does I want you to share it


gustav · October 31, 2016 at 4:07 pm

kelvin you are doing great with your post. it amazing how you get to motivate me with some of your little post, please keep it up

    kelvin Ehiozefe · December 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks man

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