Having a boss has always been a drag, or at least that is the prevailing narrative. In fact, that narrative is what the United States and any other rebellious former colonies was founded on. It would seem that as a species we want to be our own leader, but is that always the right choice? Having a boss is not always such a bad thing. When that person leads you to become a better employee/specialist/human being then they have earned your respect and gratitude.
This is the argument that Jonathan Mumm, a San Fransisco software developer, recently made on his personal blog. It is an impassioned piece that details the difference in his life that his first boss made. Without her, he posits, he would not have cultivated the skills necessary to be a mature and seasoned developer capable of efficiently working with others. It is a great and quick read and we highly recommend it.
What about you? Have you had or currently have a boss that changed your life for the good? Are you a manager that seeks to positively transform your employees? Sound off in the comments and let us know.
Source: Jonathan Mumm