It’s so tempting for the “boss,” especially if they are also the owner of the business to assert their authority and tell people what to do, just because they can. It feels like a right, or even just “right.”
That might be why they set up in business in the first place: So that they can be “their own boss.”
When we’re questioned about something, chances are our ego doesn’t like it and we want to push the intrusion away: And we can, or at least, it’s possible.
And we may be right. We may have the greater experience.
But sometimes, it may be a mistake, because we may be wrong, and, especially then, it’s crushing for the employee.
In my experience, it’s a critical step in the development of the business or leader to accept that we may not always be right and to be open to question accordingly.
Noticing that we’re asserting ourselves, just because we can, is a sign that we might be “off.”