Good bosses | Workers explain how their leaders won their hearts and minds

We’ve all heard the stories about awful bosses: The moody, self-important autocrats who take credit for our accomplishments and blame us for their mistakes. The petty tyrants. The bullies.

What we rarely hear about, however, are the decent bosses. The ones who not only make our work life better, but in some cases they make us better. Our mailbox has been filling up with stories about supervisors who motivate, support and inspire. They’re bosses who treat their employees as teammates to be encouraged, rather than subjects to be ruled.

National Boss’s Day is Tuesday, so we asked readers to tell us what makes their boss special. Tyrants, take heed.

By Jack Broom

Seattle Times staff reporter

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