the art of listening
"There are times in life that you just do not want to miss a chance to shut up." -- Dr. Phil.
A good boss listens, and then makes a decision. A boss who just makes a decision without listening is an idiot.
I worked with a lot of partners who did a lot of talking and made decisions. I worked with a few partners who were really, really good listeners. You can spot these folks right away in meetings: Their mouths are not moving. And when it does move, they say something profound based on what they were listening to. Working with a partner who is a good listener is an amazing experience.