We often hear about bad bosses, but we think it’s important to talk about the good ones because we hope that by giving folks examples of how to be a good boss we can inspire future bosses to be better, to do better for their employees and all stakeholders.
Almost everyone has had the experience of having a “bad boss.” Maybe it was one that made you feel inadequate or didn’t trust your work. The benefit of those experiences is that when you have an amazing boss, you see them for all that they provide. Although I have had some pretty spectacular bosses overtime, the one that stands out is a woman named Kasey. When I was in my 20’s, I got a job doing child protection work. As you can imagine, this is a job that presents some quite stressful situations. While doing child protection work, I was in school full-time earning my Master in Social Work and I was working the overnight shift. So, to say that I had some anxiety provoking moments is an understatement. Read more>>
“Your Job Is What You’re Paid To Do, Your Calling Is What You’re Made To Do.” The Words Spoken To Me By Aundrea Dumas. Mrs. Dumas Was A Local Bakery Owner In Conyers, Ga. I Began Working For Her My Junior Year Of High School. Working With Mrs. Dumas Was One Of The Best Experience’s In My Life, She Not Only Taught Me Skills And Technique, She Taught Me The Basics To Running A Business, Which Was Information I Didn’t Know I Would Need. Read more>>
In 2012 after graduating from The Baltimore School for the Arts in Dance, I was introduced to teaching dance in an afterschool program at Hilton Elementary School by my Mother, Ivy McNeill. After graduating high school, my goal was to move to New York and join a dance company. After doing more research and having more conversations with my parents, my mother pushed me to be a dance major at Coppin State University and to start using my dance experience to teach in her afterschool program. Read more>>
Her name is Neila, and she recruited me for a writing position with DoD. We met at Union Station in Washington DC, where I was interning at the time. I told her that I had a big afro, which I did not, but I’m a cut-up like that. We’d never met, before that day. A middle-age lady with a floral scarf-like jacket and flowing pants circled the area where I sat. She’s passed me about three times, and I’m laughing to myself. And finally, we look at each other, and she says “Jen?” Read more>>
In life, some of us are lucky to find a job in which they love what they do. Some of us are even luckier to find a job in which they are surrounded by supporters, leaders, and mentors. Fortunately, I have found that in Dr. Nataly Perez. Dr. Perez is not only my first official boss in my chiropractic career, but she has been an amazing mentor. She has not only opened my eyes up to what else chiropractic has to offer, but has also taught me how to run a successful business. Read more>>