Actually? ... I'm beyond grateful, if we're being honest.
I couldn't have pulled off my role as MD with our GM on maternity leave the way in which I have, without this incredible human being by my side.
She makes me feel safe. She makes me feel like I'm not MD'ing it alone, i.e she's been in every performance review for every team member with me, and she's even had to do some of the more uncomfortable things with me around performance management etc. [a one-off, but still ... never a good MD feeling]. I think the best gift she's given me whilst our GM [Cat] has been on mat. leave though, has been an ability to continue in my preferred role [Creative Director] alongside my necessary role [Managing Director], and it's the CD work that I need to do weekly that just keeps my ... soul happy. Like, it's not even a want for me, but a need. And to be able to gift your MD an ability to dip into CD as much as possible? ... the greatest gift.
That alone? ... I can't thank you enough, Michelle.
I love the standard she sets not just of herself, but the entire team. You all praise our workplace culture so much, and believe me, we love reading it ... but for me personally? I feel uncomfortable receiving some of those compliments here, because it's always attributed to me [and my role], when in reality ... my *team* are also so involved [if not more than I am] for the good workplace culture vibes we have going on here. - 20 minutes ago