Boss vs. Leader – Which One Are You?
Really think about, your actions will let you know which you are.
A BOSS…takes credit, commands tasks, generates fear, says I, drains people and knows how it is done.
A LEADER…gives credit, ask tasks, inspires enthusiasm, says we, helps people grow and shows how it is done.
Which one are you?
Over the course of my 25 year career, I have had the opportunity to work for many “a boss” and many “leaders.” I learned many things from both, but was able to accomplish more, be more motivated and grow as an empowered team member under the leaders.
Being a “leader” does require more effort – you are not only working towards the end goal, but you are focused on teamwork, empowerment and helping your team grow along the way. Your team is learning and growing as a team, growing from mistakes and getting credit as a team for what they have done.
I have also learned much from the “boss.” Much of what I learned is what I try NOT to do each day with my teams. A boss is someone who is at the center of attention while a leader is someone who brings the entire team to the center of attention.
People may respect the boss, but everyone loves the leader. Be a leader for your team!
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