is the relationship with your boss. Brilliance means nothing if your boss dislikes you, and is insecure. Great relationships with others mean nothing if your boss dislikes you, and is insecure. By “dislike” I mean an active dislike, not a simple neutral feeling. Let’s be honest, we have all met folks we did not like but that does not mean we disliked that person, only that we felt no desire to pursue a relationship with him, or her. If you sense that your boss dislikes you, find out why and do what you can to foster a like, or at least a respect, before insecurity causes you to be pushed out the door.