Have you ever had an employee who just didn’t accept everything you said as the end all, do all? Have you ever had and employee who seemed to challenge everything? Have you ever had an employee who pushed you to think differently? Did he ask you a lot of questions? Did he expect you to show your math? Did you think of him and what he would say before you launched a new effort?
Have you every had an employee who wasn’t afraid to tell you when something wasn’t working? Was she right? Have you ever had and employee who worked from a strong moral? Have you ever had an employee you knew would always do the right thing, even if it wasn’t the most popular?
Have you ever had an employee who focused more on the goals, getting things done and being successful than office politics, kissing your ass, and the bureaucracy?
Good, lucky you!
Now stop bitching and thank them. They cared and you’re better off because of it.