That is a cover headline of Utne Reader magazine this month. I sometimes read that publication for a decidedly different point of view. I didn’t read the current issue; I just like the headline.
Your boss isn’t your mom or your dad. And while good managers and leaders support and encourage you, don’t expect them to:
1. Work out your issues.
2. Coddle you.
3. Help you find the meaning in your work and life.
4. Mediate interpersonal problems.
5. Think for you.
6. Solve your problems.
All these things are your responsibility, not your boss’s. And if you’re older than 18, don’t expect your mom or dad to do those things for you either. This is what being an adult is all about.