I had several bosses over the years and I always found that the ones that pushed me the hardest were the ones I enjoyed working for most....and ironically the ones that I would "go the extra mile for". They seemed to make me a better employee. It also seemed that these were the same guys that weren't afraid to get their hands dirty and also seemed to be the ones that "rewarded" us with the little things that the others didn't... Example... You have "X" amount of whatever to get done in 8 hours. Get it done (properly) in less than 8 hours... I'll still pay you for 8 but you can split early. Obviously this is just one example but I'm sure there are many others... So back to the question.... When you were just an employee, what bosses did you work the hardest for and why?