When you take a long time, you're slow.
When your boss takes a long time, he's thorough.
When you don't do it, you're lazy.
When your boss doesn't do it, he's too busy.
When doing something without being told, you're overstepping your authority.
When your boss does the same thing, that's initiative.
When you please your boss, you're apple-polishing.
When your boss pleases his boss, he's being cooperative.