Bad bosses? Everyone has a story.
The tales about good bosses are much rarer. The boss that deserves a “thank you” is almost unheard of.
Yet they do exist. A listener to our regular Working conversations Friday mornings sent us an email asking how to express her gratitude to one such manager:
“How do you genuinely thank your boss without seeming like a butt-kisser?” she asked. “I don’t have much face time with my supervisor. The opportunity to pull her aside to thank her for her help or encouragement is rare. And awkward. What is the best way and best time to tell her how grateful I am that she hired me, she has faith in me and that she helps me when I am overwhelmed?”