This one goes to an ex-boss who is now a colleague. As a boss, he had some room to improve, and I'm certain he knew that. Of course, I suspect I can be a challenge, more like aggravation, to supervisors more often than not.
He's a busy man. He travels more than I do, and today, he stopped by my office to tell me he had some slack in his schedule. He then offered to pick up a few details of mine. I didn't take him up on the offer because, at least for the moment, I have things under control. Well, I think I do.
Regardless, it was a kind offer, a welcomed offer, and unexpected. It left me feeling like I was a member of a team. That's a good feeling.