When we start a new position, there are often questions about the person we’ll be reporting to: are they fair, knowledgeable, and good to work for. One of my early bosses had previously been a World Champion of Poker which made him especially hard to get to know: his poker face masked many of the thoughts and emotions we normally watch for in our supervisors. I had to learn to read him and eventually trust him by the overall way he conducted himself: he was a careful and thorough communicator, was consistent in his approach and thinking, and ultimately revealed himself through his actions rather than his emotions. The best bosses show themselves in the care and concern they have for those that report to them. Learn to care more about others than you do for yourself and enjoy their loyalty today.
Megan Whalen Turner (b. 1965): American writer of fantasy fiction for young adults. She is best known for her novel The Thiefand its four sequels