Being a Boss Vs Being a Leader
Ruminations on Leadership


I wholeheartedly agree that there is a distinction between bosses and leaders. Someone who’s just a boss will simply give out orders, while someone who is also a true leader will listen to the opinions of their team members and subordinates and then make decisions based on what is best both for the team and the project. They understand that listening, empathy, and communication are vital to creating an effective team and building trust. In my case, one of the reasons I respect my boss so much is because she asks for favors rather than just handing out orders and treats us like team members rather than just subordinates. When leaders establish this sense of trust, they gain the respect of their colleagues, who in turn are willing and sometimes even glad to work hard to get the job done, thereby creating an effective team.


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