August 01, 2015

#GirlBosses: A thank you

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I guess this is a weird love letter to the good female bosses I have been lucky to have had randomly allocated to me in the past. Thank you. Thank you for teaching me that you don’t have to “beat the men” by being harsh, brash or a mean girl in the office. Thank you, for teaching me the power of a healthy working relationship and the power of the sisterhood. Thanks for teaching me that you can get that corner office and also push forward your fellow females. Thank you for teaching me that clashing egos is not a good recipe for getting anything done.

You see, I’ve had my fair share of good and bad female bosses. My closest bosses over the past five years have coincidentally all been women, which is why I can compare and contrast their different approaches and subsequent effects on me. While there is a big difference from the impressionable, early days of my career, to now, where I’ve learned to guard my feelings better, there is one thing I know for sure: An unhealthy relationship with a female boss can very easily slip into becoming more about the relationship and less about the job at hand — and that can be damaging, both professionally and personally.

Read the full article here on The Liberty Project.

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