An interesting article (Thanks, Taylor, for sending me the link).
I am lucky. I love my boss. He backs me up - in my presence and when I'm not around. I trust him, one hundred percent. And I appreciate him because I've had bosses that weren't so trustworthy.
The GM job is a tough one. Trusting your boss is not only invaluable, it's a critical success factor. Who wants to pour their entire being into a job, only to privately worry that your boss and his partners are planning to have you wacked? Or to do something that compromises your reputation?
Sometimes, I wonder if the key here is jealousy.
You were an aspiring young student at an ivy school
When I met you.
I picked you out, I shook you up, and turned you around
Turned you into someone new.
Now twelve years later on you've got the world at your feet
Success has been so easy for you.
But don't forget it's me who put you where you are now.
And I can put you back down too.
(Please don't tell me that dirtdog has already done this.)