The enlightened boss can sense when something is eating at an employee, and he will be supportive and empathetic.
The unenlightened boss misses obvious signals that something’s wrong, such as the expense report that Jenkins from accounting has stapled to your forehead.
The enlightened boss engages his employees in cordial banter. “How ’bout that game last night?”
The unenlightened boss has less refined social skills. “Whoa! Looks like that zit on your chin is ready to blow!”
The enlightened boss encourages camaraderie by scheduling Casual Fridays.
The unenlightened boss amuses himself by scheduling Topless Tuesdays.
The enlightened boss makes a point of acknowledging your contributions to the company. “I don’t know where we’d be without you.”
The unenlightened boss acknowledges your contributions as well. “I don’t know how I’d get my lunch delivered to my desk without you.”