Mindy, who worked with me from 1990 through 2001, told me recently that she still refers to me as "the best boss I ever had." Since I'm feeling without clear purpose and direction, I asked her to remind me why she felt that way. (I was expecting that she'd shine a light on some skill or talent I now take for granted, which I could use again intentionally.) Mindy replied: It was because of how honest you were and how willing you were to really listen to the ideas and feedback from the people who worked for you. I could always trust that you really wanted to do the right thing for your people.
Oh. It wasn't due to my skills. It was because of my values.