Are You a Born Leader or a Born Boss?
By Bigg Sucess Staff
Some people seem born to lead; others appear born to boss. It’s not necessarily innate; it is also shaped by attitudes, perceptions, and experiences.
Some people think that they are leaders because of their position. However, by definition, you can’t be a leader if no one willingly follows.
That’s what bosses don’t get. Barking out orders doesn’t accomplish much in the long run. Especially in a tough labor market.
Leaders make requests because they can. They don’t demand because they don’t have to. Their people willingly follow them because of a clearly communicated vision coupled with mutual respect. And you can’t expect others to show you respect if you don’t show respect to others.
Remember the old saying, “People join companies; they leave bosses.” You may have heard that quote with the word “managers” substituted for “bosses”. But note that you’ve never heard “leaders” instead of “bosses”.
Do you suppose there’s a reason for that?
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