Leadership: Boss or Leader
Here is a simple little exercise. For the next week, keep track of how many times you use the term “I” and how many times you use the term “we.”
Are you a boss or a leader?
The boss drives his workers; the leader coaches them.
The boss depends on authority; the leader on goodwill.
The boss inspires fear; the leader enthusiasm
The boss says “I”; the leader, “we.”
The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown.
The boss knows how it is done; the leader shows how.
The boss says, “Go”; the leader, “Let’s go!”
— John Maxwell, Developing the Leader Within You.Comments