Great leaders make great employees

This is still a part of my 52 weeks of writing, because although it is work-related, it is not for work. That said, I saw a great graphic on LinkedIn this morning that I would like to share:

These are the things your supervisor/boss/big cheese should be saying to you, if not on a daily basis, at least with some frequency.

I know this because I once worked for a bad boss. This person spent a lot of time covering their own inadequacies by calling them mine. That is not acceptable. This person actually once wrote me up for something that they did. And went over the report in person, with me. When I said, “What are you talking about? That was your task!” This person actually looked me square in the face with a smirk and did not respond. He signed the evaluation. I would not. Finally, I think I mentioned the right thing to the right person and thank God, that person actually did something about it.

That person is no longer a boss of mine for many reasons. My boss now CONSTANTLY says things to me and the rest of my team like, “Thank you.” “I appreciate you doing this…” “What do you need from me?” “How can I help?”

This is a good leader. This is someone you enjoy seeing on a daily basis. Someone that makes you feel valued and appreciated. This is the person you should be working for. Just keep that in mind if you are making hard decisions about your future. Sometimes leaving a job is the best thing that could happen to you. It makes you re-evaluate your priorities and often makes you better understand what you need, especially once you get some space.