Effective leadership is increasingly important in the workplace, as more and more employees are leaving great companies over one resolvable element – bad bosses, according to Skye Schooley.
It drives me up a wall when people use the word boss interchangeably with leadership when the two are entirely different, for example,
- 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 drives others; a leader coaches them toward their best performance.
And so much more. 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.