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10 Differences Between a Boss and a Leader
ANUJ KUMAR SHRIVASTAVA, Manager, India, Member
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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