It's pretty easy to spot a bad boss, but what are the distinguishing characteristics of the great ones? That's the question I was asked to answer in a column for Forbes.com. The request came after an editor saw the recent "100 Ideas for Great Bosses" series we published on Poynter.org. How might I take all those ideas and find the best of the best within? The result became "Do You Have the 12 Signs of a Great Boss?" I hope you enjoy it! It was fun to share the ideas with the Forbes readership and offer links to our Poynter columns, our iTunesU podcasts, and of course, tell more people about the upcoming publication of "WORK HAPPY: WHAT GREAT BOSSES KNOW."