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.
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.
A leader asks questions to understand why people think the way they do.
Be a leader, not a boss. Leaders never run out of people willing to assist them on their mission. Bosses find themselves constantly starting over again.
Here’s a leadership-related article that you may find interesting – “10 Rules of Leadership to Build (and Retain!) the Best Team”.