Here is why, I get to be challenged just as much as I get to challenge others. Most importantly, I get to grow personally, professionally and financially for my efforts. My boss is a huge part of my success and for that I am appreciative.
Here is why my boss is better than your boss:
Your boss tells you what to do and when to do it.
My boss is highly perceptive, sagacious, and intelligent.
Your boss “dense, insensitive, unaware, unobservant”
My boss knows his shortcomings, but accepts that he is still growing and so are you.
Your boss is a know it all and always thinks he or she is right.
My boss is not afraid of grunge work. Anything you can do, he can do too.
Your boss is a prima donna, thinks everything is too good for him/her to do and expects others to do it.
My boss is willing to invest in all of us.
Your boss thinks people are indispensable and fires them.
My boss is concerned with our impact on the business and its impact on us.
Your boss is concerned with the impact the business has on him for his own self-gain.
My boss will protect his people, and does it more than anyone realizes or credits him for.
Your boss will throw people under the bus to protect his or her own hide.
My boss’ eyes light up like a 5-year old getting a new toy when he gets excited about anything new.
Your boss hates change, change is perceived as negative and concerning.
My boss has an eye and ear for cultivating amazing talent – meet anyone on staff, you will see.
Your boss takes good talent and turns them into frustrated talent by micro-managing and being condescending, ask anyone on the staff, you will see.
My boss is a drill sergeant; however, he or she is a leader, mentor and coach to me and our team. I can also count on him as a friend.
Your boss is a drill sergeant, however by dictating, barks his or her needs, often screaming and yelling. I can’t count on him or her for anything.
Is my boss the only great part of working at my company? No, however, no matter where you work, no matter who you are, what happens there is a result of who leads. So, when you walk into our office and feel the energy, the reason is my boss wants to inspire us daily.
Does your boss inspire you?
Looking for a good book on the subject, suggested reading;
- The Visionary Leader: How to inspire success from the top down.
- Susan Bagyura (Author), Michael E. Gerber (Foreword), Fiona Dempsey (Illustrator)