'No-one likes to be managed.'
This is what Dr Tim McDonald said at his inaugural address to staff after being appointed as Director of Catholic Education.
Bosses should be teachers, not managers.
We promote people to be bosses and expect them to manage other people - who in turn learn how to be managed.
We regress to our twelve year Masters of Being Agreeable: school and the teacher-student dynamic.
(Ironic given my bosses-as-teachers analogy.)
The result is bosses who have nothing to teach but compliance to workers who are being measured on their willingness to comply.
A good boss teaches. Educates. Educare. To draw out.
A good boss helps us to become who we are.