A boss is different from a leader. A boss can be a leader – but not necessarily.

A boss is your boss: the one with the nice, sleek room at the end of the corridor. A leader can be your supervisor or the colleague who sits next to you and shares your stapler.

There are two reasons why people don’t say “like a leader!” as a catchphrase. One, it sounds weird and unfunny. Two, it takes more than just bossing people around to be a leader.

A boss’ goal is to get things done, while a leader, not only gets things done, they empower and motivate their team. Real leaders make things better; they don’t just point out what’s wrong.

A boss is always the center of attention. A leader is someone who steps back and brings out the best in the team.

A boss can provide good or bad leadership. But a good leader can never be a bad boss. A boss gives the task to someone who is a leader, while a leader does the task with the team. After doing this, a boss will take credit for a job well done, while the leader will take the whole team out for drinks.

People may respect the boss, but everyone loves the leader.

Still confused? Check out this infographic from 9gag.

Categories: Work

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Work

14 Signs Of People Who Advance Rapidly In Their Careers

Have you ever wondered why some people advance rapidly in their careers and others don’t? Would you like to climb the ladder of success but don’t know how? Here are 14 traits of people who achieve Read more…

Work

10 Things You Need To Know About The Cause Marketing Trend

You want to build a business that attracts a base of loyal customers, but you’re not sure how to differentiate yourself from your more established competitors. Perhaps they have better branding, bigger marketing budgets, and Read more…

Work

8 Things To Remember If You Want To Find Your Dream Job

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain Getting crushed by the daily grind? You are not alone. A recent Gallup poll showed Read more…