Do you want to be a Boss or a Leader?
I often hear people brag that they are “A Boss,” but the big misconception is that this is not synonymous with being a Leader.
A leader inspires, empowers, motivates, and engages. When there is a leader on board, employee morale is lifted and productivity increases. Leaders don’t have to push, but rather they lead employees to success.
Leaders are respected while bosses are feared and despised. People usually avoid their bosses at all cost. Leaders are magnetic and are respected and employees tend to be eager to learn from them.
Leaders create environments where employees want to be. While most Bosses sit behind a desk, leaders are in the trenches with the employees, making the work culture of one that is more positive and uplifting. They produce workplaces where employees would rather be while bosses foster environments where employees feel like they have to go.
So with the above information, you can decide for yourself, whether you want to be a merely a boss or a ground-breaking leader. I choose the latter!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: RICA ELYSEE
I recently left my career as a Development Executive for a national organization dedicated to educating African American men and their families about prostate cancer. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Women Studies. I’ve served as the Development guru implementing the unique strategy of listening to donors at the outset to develop Nurses Care for Haitian Children and the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter. I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of BeautyLynk, Owner of Boston Naturals and Editorial Director for Amour Creole Magazine. I’ve serviced clients such as the International Association for Human Values, Athletic Kids Association in San Diego, and Nurses Care for Haitian Children.