June 3, 2011

The Difference Between a Boss and a Leader

Photo cred: nestor galina

Is a boss different than a leader ? I'd like to think so and I'm sure you'd agree. Keeping it clear and simple I'd like to point out the major differences between them:

A boss inspires fear. A leader inspires enthusiasm.
A boss uses words like "I", "Go". A leader uses words like "We", "Let's go".
A boss knows how it is done. A leader shows how it is done.
A boss's focus is on fixing the blame for the problem. A leader's focus is on fixing the problem.
A boss drives people. A leader coaches them.
A boss makes work a drudgery. A leader makes work...fun, like a game.
A boss depends on authority. A leader on good will.
A boss has people working for him. A leader has people working with him.
A boss will make you see your flaws. A leader will help you discover your potential.

There are a lot of things that make a boss be way different than a leader, but this is what I believe to be the most relevant.

Keeping it short and to the point, I'd like to end this post with a video that I find inspiring. Enjoy !


About The Author:

My name is Cristian Anechitei but you’ll inevitably just call me Chris.

I work as a Senior Marketing Specialist for a B2B marketing consultancy company called NNC Services where I get to do what I like the most: help businesses grow, meet new people that are working on some interesting new projects and learn lots of stuff every day. I enjoy playing video games, watching good movies and creating new business ideas. I like to think of myself as being a problem solver, solution finder and overall positive attitude individual.

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