Boss vs. Leader? A Human Development Question.

Have you ever thought about a boss vs. a leader? What's the difference between the two?

As H. Gordon Selfridge says “The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on goodwill. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; the leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says GO; the leader says LET'S GO!”

Boss vs. Leader? A Human Development Question.

Are you a boss or a leader? Take the quiz to see if you have the traits of a good leader:

  • Do you drive people or coach people?
  • Do you depend on authority and position or influence and goodwill?
  • Do you inspire fear or enthusiasm?
  • Do you focus on yourself or the team?
  • Do you blame or fix?
  • Do you push others forward or lead them forward?

So, boss vs. leader, where do you fall? In today's world, we need strong leaders more than ever, so be a leader!

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