The difference between a boss and a leader:
A boss thinks their opinion is the only one that matters.
A leader knows the importance of taking the opinion of others into consideration.
A boss demeans and disrespects those who can contribute to the success of the entity.
A leader understands the importance of everyone’s contribution and seeks to treat others respectfully.
A boss throws temper tantrums in order to get others to comply, which is just one more reason why not to be a boss but to be a leader.
A leader is mature enough to know the importance of maintaining self-control.
A boss will enlist the assistance of “yes” people in an attempt to “shame” someone into compliance. In comparison of a boss vs a leader, this is a huge negative point for a boss.
A leader asks questions to understand why people think the way they do.
Do not be a boss, be a leader. Leaders never run out of people willing to assist them on their mission. Bosses find themselves constantly starting over again.
If you want to become a better leader and to better connect with your front line employees, here’s an article that you may find interesting – “3 Reasons To Listen To Your Front Line Employees”.