Being a Boss Vs Being a Leader
Ruminations on Leadership

Ryan —

We all have had experiences with people who hold power, and I can say with confidence that most people respect the person who jumps in to accomplish a goal rather than someone who barks out orders and simply expects the work to get done. You made a great point when you stated that whenever you get in a position of power, think back on what it was like to be on one of the lower rungs of the totem pole. It’s easy to get lost in your own world of decision-making, and it’s easy to make the mistake of forgetting the past, but in order to manage a group of people we need to remind ourselves that just because we’re in charge does not mean we can take advantage of those under us. This position is a great responsibility, and as such we must take care of those who rely on us to do just that.