We hear about bad managers all the time here — the mean, the crazy, the incompetent, and the rude. But I’m curious to know about the good managers you’ve had. Specifically: What made them so good? What was the impact on your work?
(And this isn’t just someone you liked personally; in fact, it’s even more interesting if you didn’t really like them. Let’s define “good boss” as someone who was good at the job of managing.)