Are You A Leader Or A Boss?
Much like any other massive corporation today, Facebook is enjoying mainstream acceptance thanks to its pioneering social media presence today. It is inarguably the largest brand in the world of social media and its growth is timely. Facebook aside, who is Mark Zuckerberg? Many will say he is a leader while others will say he’s a boss.
Let’s face it; there’s a thin line between a leader and a boss, and each one has its benefits and drawbacks. Being a boss doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the leader, albeit a leader can’t boss too. There have been countless phrases, examples, and sayings purporting to highlight the benefits of being one or another. Nonetheless, before you settle on being a leader or a boss, you may consider each of the factors that differentiate them as they appear below.
In an office situation, inspiration is one dominant fuel which can turn an ordinary into extraordinary. A boss has the right to order something to be done according to a pre-set method, thereby realizing the company’s objectives. In his end-of-the-corridor office, he will walk around to supervise the whole institution and ensure that everything is working according to plan. Everything will run smoothly, but there will be no inspiration and things can easily go awry.
Alternatively, a leader is with the team always, motivating them, showing them how things are done and rebuking any wrongs. Unlike the bossy one, a leader is friendly and approachable and often has no office. Being a leader is far much helpful because when everything is dull with no motivation, he will supply that much-needed fuel to keep the team going.
A boss is known for ensuring that everything is done with due diligence, hence realization of the company’s goals. He will analyze everything, uncover any ills and offer the best solution, often in a professional manner. However, a boss will not empower his employees such that when he’s away, anyone can take up his position.
A leader is nothing, but a head. He will inject confidence in his team and reward them accordingly. Additionally, he’s known for his constructive criticism and cultures the art of innovation and creativeness using his friendly style of governance. You will notice that many a times, a leader is for a team and a boss is for a group of employees.
- A boss knows all while a leader is a perpetual learner. The boss will offer instant and accurate solutions while a leader will walk with the team to uncover the answer.
- A boss gives powerful speeches to direct, unlike a leader who coaches the team while listening to the other people’s suggestion.
- The boss will discover a weakness and critique it while a leader will discover natural gifts and talents that can be leveraged to suit the corporation’s mandate.
- The boss will demand results, often vehemently. A leader will alternatively inspire the team to perform.
Evidently, every corporation has a boss who stays at the back to uncover mistakes. Although results will undoubtedly be achieved, it is a leader who can ensure that more of it is replicated in future. As of today, entrepreneurs are leaning towards the leadership part, unlike the traditional bossy notion.