Here’s a good thought on the difference between a boss and a leader. If you’re in a leadership role, this might be a nice thing to print and stick up on the wall.
Even if you don’t read it all the time, at least the people around you will see you’re trying to do what’s right.
The Boss Or The Leader?
The boss drives his men.
The leader coaches them.
The boss depends on authority.
The leader, goodwill.
The boss says “I.”
The leader says “we.”
The boss says “Be there on time.”
The leader gets there ahead of time.
The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown on you.
The leader fixes the breakdown.
The boss knows how it is done.
The leader shows how.
The boss says “go,”
The leader says “Let’s go.”
The boss uses people.
The leader develops them.
The boss sees today.
The leader looks at tomorrow.
The boss commands.
The leader asks.
The boss never has enough time.
The leader makes time.
The boss is concerned with things.
The leader is concerned with people.
The boss lets his people know where he stands.
The leader lets his people know where to stand.
The boss works hard to produce.
The leader works hard to help his people produce.
The boss takes the credit.
The leader gives it.