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Be a Leader, Not a Boss

Many people use the word boss interchangeably with leadership, and the two are entirely different, for example, as illustrated by Lolly Daskal:

-A boss has no interest in people development; a leader is interested in helping them grow and develop.

-A boss takes the credit; a leader gives credit to others.

-The boss says, "Go!"; the leader says, "Let's go!"

-A boss instills fear; a leader inspires enthusiasm.

-A boss thinks in terms of him or herself; a leader thinks in terms of we.

-A boss depends on his or her own authority; a leader depends, along with the entire team, on mutual accountability and trust.

When you choose to be a leader, you are now someone who values people. You don't have to look very hard to see that we already have plenty of bosses in the world who care precious little about anyone but themselves. But times are changing, and many organizations will have no other choice but to step up into leadership because great organizations know that remarkable things can be accomplished when great leadership exists throughout the entire organization.

Don't forget to pick up a copy of my book, The Inspirational Leader, Inspire Your Team To Believe In The Impossible, by clicking the link below:

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