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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Mike Basso"Best Boss" Mike BassoHawthorne, N.Y.—Michael Basso, vice president of Leros Point to Point, was recently named on a list of “Best Bosses” by Westchester Magazine. The new list, which included 17 bosses from all around Westchester County, was completely controlled by nominations from companies’ employees and was from a broad variety of industries. Leros, based in Hawthorne, N.Y., was the only transportation company on the list.

In the article, Basso says that his mantra is “You’re either going or growing.” He explains: “People who don’t grow with the company tend to look elsewhere,” Basso says. “I’ve always looked for ways to promote people or create new sectors of a division to have people manage something—let them have tangible goals. When I see someone excelling here, I look to give them more responsibilities. A lot of employers shy away from that because it comes with more money. They’re penny wise but dollar foolish. You waste more money looking for employees. You’re better off paying more—you’ll save over the long run.”

That’s certainly not lost on employees, either. “Michael makes employees feel like it’s their own company,” says Kelcy Peterson, one of Basso's employees who was quoted in the article. “He empowers their entrepreneurial spirit.”

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