The Boss is a species only found in the organization context. Some call it a Business Organization Support Structure. Some like it, some do not like it. Some like to be it while others detest it.
Whatever your position, the Boss is authorized to require specific productivity from you as an employee.
The Boss may not be very skilled but the boss cannot be wished away hence there is need to cooperate, submit, collaborate, agree, obey, concede (these terms tend to be emotive and not always politically correct) to the demands of the boss when it comes to work outcomes.
The ethical question we must deal with is “to what extent”. To what extent can I refuse to do what is within my and the Boss authority?
The term “Boss” is hardly used in a flattering term and is usually used to refer some “bossy” manager, supervisor or other “busybody” who makes it their business to tell others what to do.
A closer interpretation of the term is the quality of the relationship between the “Boss” and the employee. Herein, the Boss (also an employee) and the employee may reflect on the nature of their relationship that will drive the business forward.
If the employees’ attitude towards the boss is negative, the working environment is likely to toxic and vice versa. While there are no rules to love your boss, a cordial relationship within ethical bounds is likely to promote healthy work outcomes.