The distinction between being a boss and being a leader may seem small, but it means the world to the people who work for you.
Being the boss does not necessarily mean you are leading. Here is a list of 10 characteristics that will help you determine if you are having a positive impact on your employees.
A boss knows it all; a leader is always learning.
A boss gives answers; a leader seeks solutions.
A boss talks more than listens; a leader listens more than talks.
A boss directs; a leader coaches.
A boss criticizes; a leader encourages.
A boss identifies weaknesses; a leader identifies natural gifts.
A boss is all about “me;” a leader is all about “we.”
A boss places blame; a leader takes accountability.
A boss protects her ego; a leader reveals her vulnerability.
A boss demands results; a leader inspires performance.
Every team has a boss, but they really need a leader. Start leading today!