Right now, at my current “job” I have the best boss I have ever had. My husband even said recently, “Your boss is cool.” After giving it some thought, I have come up with the core reasons. He respects me as a person, as a professional and as an individual and team member. He takes time to know the person behind the work. He does not blame anyone for anything but looks for solutions and ways to improve. He does not get held up by the past or anyone’s history or mistakes but instead sees the good and coaxes it out more and more. I think in total, he is the best boss because he is human. We talk like friends and there is transparency. There’s no politics and no fear. I trust him and feel like I can tell him anything and vice versa, even news we really wouldn’t prefer to hear. He has created an atmosphere of safety in a historically unstable industry. And he is sillier than a barrel of kittens. (I was gonna say monkeys but that is far too expected to adequately describe the level of magnificence in silliness.)
I give him full credit for who he is and how he manages his team and the rest of the organization, formally and informally. I also give myself full credit for having created this situation for myself. He would laugh to hear me say that last part (especially) but I know what I desired. I saw it, gave gratitude for all aspects of it, accepted that I could have it and now it is what I have. In that way, I created and allowed it into my life. As long as I am continuing to work for “the man” it might as well be a situation as I have described.
Do you have the work situation that you desire? Why not, do you suppose? Could it be that you have allowed it to be so?
Perhaps it is time to dig deeper here.