I received a very nice compliment today from an employee that used to report to me. She said that I was the best boss she had ever worked for and that she realized it rather quickly after leaving my team. (Side note: I usually hate to say "my team" because it's really our team, I just happen to be the person whose title puts him in charge of the team.)
She went on to say that the grass is never really any greener "over there" and concluded with "You never really know what you have until it's gone."
I do not write this to brag or boast. I'm not trying to pat myself on the back or anything of the sort. If that is what you think then you must not know me at all.