I have never read an article by a wife who calls her husband a great boss and is referring to his professional skills, but it seems like time to acknowledge how much I have learned from Andy.
Over the past 30 years I've studied with him, listened to his experiences, and read his articles, while he journeyed from the private sector to the government and taught as an adjunct professor as well.
Andy is an astonishing leader. He is direct, but kind. He is charming, and he knows how to make pretty much anybody feel at ease. He assesses people and situations quickly and accurately. His mind is rational and balanced. He is courageous, and he cares more than anything about standing up for the little guy, and lady - and doing the right thing. He is a natural planner. And he has some kind of magical ability to size up your skills and deploy you as appropriate.
He plans before he acts, and he thinks before he talks as well.
In any situation, Andy is simultaneously planning ten years, five years, three years and one year ahead of time. He does it instinctively.
People who take his advice are the wiser for it.
I just wanted to take the time to acknowledge how lucky I am.