This picture is worth a thousand words. It got me thinking about the differences between bosses and leaders. While most leaders are also bosses, not every boss is a leader. Here are a few of my thoughts on how to differentiate between the two:

Leaders inspire; Bosses mandate.

Leaders serve the team; Bosses are served by the team.

Leaders take responsibility; Bosses blame others.

Leaders collaborate; Bosses dictate.

Leaders coach; Bosses criticize.

Leaders say “we”; Bosses say “I”.

Leaders give credit; Bosses take credit.

What else would you add to this list?

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