There’s a vast difference between being a leader and a boss. A leader influences, collaborates, guides, mentors and supports others to encourage movement in a desired direction. Conversely, a boss lords over others, controlling, domineering and relying on fear and intimidation to get ever more out of the individuals he or she oversees.
If you’re like most people, you’ve worked for a variety of business owners and managers. Undoubtedly, a few clearly stand out in your mind as people you enjoyed working for, while others created an unsavory work environment. It’s also likely there’s no doubt in your mind about the type of person for which you’d rather work.