Your boss isn’t great when he or she yells and screams at you, in front of others, numerous times; even if they apologize to you later. At the very least they need to apologize to you in front of everyone. Your boss isn’t great if you’re fearful of taking more than a 30 minute lunch break, even though you work 45-50 hrs per week Your boss isn’t great if he or she empowers you to make decisions then reverses all your decisions rather than support/mentor you to success. Recently I was talking with a woman regarding her new position as Director of a healthcare organization. She reports to a Regional Director. She described her boss as great. Yet in our ten minute conversation she described the boss above. She says she has a great boss. I disagree.