We take for granted that people in charge have it under control. And that makes it difficult for us to empathize with somebody who has a better pay, a better job, more power, more status, a bigger house, and the tacit or explicit appreciation of those around them.
Yet, it is so important.
The last person you want to be alone is the one you are reporting to. They need support, they need help, they need ideas, they need clarity, they need feedback, they need sharing, they need to know, they need solutions. They need you.
As part of the infinite wisdom First Round delivers to its readers, they came up with a great article full of practical tips for managing up.
You play a part in every bad boss situation you encounter in your own career.