25088A good friend of mine sent this to me the other day. Which one are you? [Gunnar]

My friend has a saying; Leadership cannot be demanded – only earned and deserved.
With that in mind, has anyone ever told you the difference between a boss and a leader?

  1. The boss drives people; the leader coaches them.

  2. The boss depends upon authority; the leader on good will.

  3. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm.

  4. The boss says ‘I’; the leader says ‘we.’

  5. The boss says ‘Get here on time’; the leader gets there ahead of time.

  6. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown.

  7. The boss knows how it is done; the leader shows how.

  8. The boss makes work a drudgery; the leader makes work a game.

  9. The boss says ‘Go’; the leader says ‘Let’s go.’”

  10. The boss justifies or lays blame – the leader takes responsibility.

  • Read 9 things I learned from working for a half billionaire here.
  • Read 4 things I learned about leadership while running a business here.

Some great books I recommend are… [Gunnar]

Whale Done – Ken Blanchard

The One Thing You Need to Know – Marcus Buckingham