The Differences Between a Boss and a Leader

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People often think that boss is the same as a leader. It’s not.

It’s the opposite. To many employees of different companies, ‘leader’ sounds better than ‘boss’. Why is it? The word ‘boss’ is often associated with grumpiness, or even sometimes, a person that dictates his/her underlings.

Everybody in the office needs to work together to achieve the mutual objective. Somebody might have a higher rank in the office, but that doesn’t mean that everyone isn’t equal. Employees need their employers to give them assignments, and the companies need employees so they can accomplish the objectives.

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But, are you a kind of employer who only tells people to get the job done? Or are you a kind of employer who leads and motivates your subordinate? Let’s take a look at the infographic created by Volaris down below.


So, which one are you? Are you a boss or are you a leader?

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Simply put, bosses usually have this wrong impression to employees, and that’s not good for the atmosphere of your work. When you become a leader of your business instead of a boss, you will have more loyal employees, because they know that you appreciate them. People love being recognized, and once they are appreciated, they will appreciate you back by putting their hearts and minds into their jobs.

With that being said, you should try being a leader who understands their team rather than being a demanding, individualistic boss, if you want to build a harmonious and enjoyable working place.

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