10 Differences Between a Boss and a Leader



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10 Differences Between a Boss and a Leader
I would like to start this article with a simple quote: "Every Leader is a Boss, but Every Boss is not a Leader" To build our understanding of this topic, let's focus on some typical DIFFERENCES between the two categories mentioned: 1. A boss Drives his workers. A leader Coaches them. 2. A boss depends on Authority. A leader depends on Goodwill. 3. A boss creates Fear. A leader creates Enthusiasm. 4. A boss will always say I. A leader will say WE. 5. A boss Knows how it is done. A leader Shows how it is done. 6. A boss Blames someone on a breakdown. A leader Fixes the breakdown. 7. A boss Uses people. A leader Develops people. 8. A boss will say: Go! A leader will say: Let's go! 9. A boss gives Commands. A leader Asks. 10) A boss will Take the credit. A leader will Give credits. Now consider the differences. There is only a small change of words in every sentence. But this change of wording makes a big difference! What is the reason for this effect? According to human psyc (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  abdulghaniyu salako, Student (MBA), Nigeria

Differences Between Bosses and Leaders

Kumar, you have done a nice job. How I wish we wou (...)

  Syed Nihas, Student (University), United States

Leadership Model

Anuj, this indeed is a completely new approach to (...)

  Lirim Sulejmani, Project Manager, Albania

Differences Between a Boss and a Leader

You've done a nice job, it's really impressive and (...)


Its my Pleasure SIr

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  Jeanne-Elvire ADOTEVI, HR Consultant, France

Leadership & Management

Great job Anuj Kumar, hightlighting differences be (...)


Beneficial for Both Himself and Organisation

@: Thanks for the appreciation Sir. It's a need of (...)

  Maritim Mary, Manager, Kenya

Differences between a Boss and a Leader

Wonderful insight Anuj. Leadership is actually all (...)


Leaders are the Motivators

@: Thanks a lot for the appreciation. Indeed lead (...)

  Vipul Nahar, India

Some Further Thoughts upon the Leader versus Boss Debate

Well, both “Boss” and “Leader” are mere words whic (...)

  Rebecca Roe, United States

This Quote is not Accurate

Every leader is not a boss. A boss is someone who (...)


Lets Come Out of the Definitions and Look at it in a Practical Way

@: Indeed if we look at the organization chart of (...)

  Steven Ellis, Analyst, United States

Being a Boss is OK

Your concept is sound, but as @ pointed out, the t (...)

  Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa

Differences Between a Boss and a Manager

Kumar, now you have compared bosses and leaders, w (...)

  bashir ullah khan, Accountant, Pakistan

Well Defined as a Basic Introduction, but...

@: Very nice Steven. This is not it and the list s (...)


Well Explained - Differences Between a Boss and a Leader

You have given a good explanation of both categori (...)


Leaders Always LEAD so Others Will FOLLOW

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  Adeyemi Oluwashina, Student (Other), Nigeria

Nice Starting Point

Nice one. I wish all bosses respectively will lear (...)


Every Leader is a Boss, but not Every Boss is a Leader

You made your point well. BY having the formal au (...)

  eustace n wachira, Kenya

Leader and Boss

To be a leader, one has to understand the diversit (...)

  Kari Egge, CEO, Norway

Not as Straight Forward as You Think in Practice!

In my experience, most leaders are not straight fo (...)

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