Release Your Inner Adele ...
I’ve generally had amazing bosses.
Brilliant, creative, supportive individuals, bursting with integrity and belief.
And even when I would be getting told off for something daft I’d done, I never once doubted they cared and wanted me to succeed.
But I’ve also had some bosses who were less amazing.
Who didn’t like questions.
Didn’t like independent thought.
Actively demanded you follow their words rather than your own curiosity.
Where success was judged by the level of your complicity rather than creativity.
And that’s why at 50, I now realise there’s two sorts of manager in the world.
Those who want you to be better than you imagined and those who use you to feel better about themselves.
If you have the former, hold on to them with both hands.
If you have the latter, follow Adele’s advice.
And if you feel you can’t do that – for whatever reason – know you’re not alone, you’re not to blame and know we're ready to help.