1. Shirley Trail Lanier

    As a girl, we visited family in Atwood TN. I have fond memories of picking cotton (all day) and not earning $.50. Now I reflect that this contributed to making me the person I am today. As I reflect on the ‘Me too’ facebook posts & on this day Oct. 16, boss’ day, I am reminded of Bill Gates, who said, “If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.” Your boss is the first point of contact with the corporate world. If you have a great boss, you can smooth sail through the rest of your work life; but, if you have a bad boss (and I surely have had many), you learn from life’s challenges. Thinking of Byron Pulsifer’s, “If it wasn’t for bad bosses, I wouldn’t know what a good one was like.” A bad boss makes you really appreciate the worth of a good one. Dennis A. Peer said, “One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you.” The boss is just a reflection of the team. The stronger the boss, the more resilient the team. Have a great boss’ day, my sweet friend! I am so very proud of you; I admire you and I love you very much!

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