Oh yes. How right DLP’s Dad was.
And a trusted colleague once said to me many years ago, when I was naive, immature and plain stupid and I tried to challenge the President on any given approach, opinion and decision”You may not like them, but they are the boss. Remember that”.
It took me a while for that to sink in. And to realise that bosses weren’t for me. And become my own boss.
These days, I partner, support and work with the bosses and clients I have. It’s better this way for everyone and for business and we all have a better experience.
Kind, professional, useful, helpful and honourable.
That’s how I approach my bosses these days. And if I don’t agree, We have adult conversations about that.
I am the boss of me. And the bosses are the bosses.