Are You A True Leader Or Just A Boss?

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By Mohamed Abdulla Ph.D.

The bosses say go; the leader says let’s go!

A leader motivates the whole team to achieve a more excellent version with confidence and satisfaction. In contrast, the boss pushes employees to achieve the company’s goals. A person who has the authority to supervise a large community, group of people, or employees is called a boss. Don’t push your organization to be a leader and run the organization wisely if you have the authority. Wait, before we explore further the qualities of a true leader and qualities of the boss, analyze your method of instructing your employees. Inspect your behavior and see whether you are a true leader or just a boss?

Here I would add a specific statement for the person who is a boss:

Be a leader if you are a boss…

What emphasized the above statement is the qualities of a true leader. A true leader leads and motivates, inspires, charge, direct, and involves the employee for companies’ betterment.

The qualities of a true leader and a boss are given below, which help us understand why being a true leader is much more worthy than just being a boss.

Qualities of a true leader VS boss:

True leaders respect and direct employees, analyze your behavior and see if you lead your team with due respect. This is the quality of a true leader; he never disrespects his employees even if they are lacking at any point. Then what a true leader does is? He directs his employees to the right side to achieve their organizational goals. True leaders know how to help their employees to learn practical techniques to get more from less. When leaders show respect, the employees develop confidence in their leader, enhancing
workers’ work performance. While a boss tries to get desired outcomes no matter how rudely he behaves with employees. A boss lacks directing behavior; even if he directs the employees, he shows arrogant and harsh behavior, Which disturbs the employees’ psychological condition; hence an employee or worker cannot give his best under such circumstances.

  1. Leaders communicate clearly:

A good leader is also a good listener and a good speaker. He can convince his followers or employees to achieve more incredible organizational goals. Furthermore, a true leader knows that taking employees’ opinions over problems is wise. He communicates and commands his followers in all matters. It leads the team to discuss everything that is causing hindrance in achieving success. While a boss only presents their idea and pushes the entire team to follow his plan. Bosses mostly lack productive conversation with their employees. Boss order and command their followers; as a result, the worker feels hesitant to discuss their work issues. And worker performance gets down and further down.

2. Leader says no to favoritism:

A true leader is a cleaver in employee placement. He knows favoritism can destroy companies’ functionality. Appointing your favorite person but the wrong person in the proper position decreases team performance. True leaders treat everyone equally and only hire staff that adds worth to their performance. Bosses often pick their favorite person for a job, but the incompetent person cannot replace a qualified employee. If you start giving favors to your favorite person without their performance or skill, you are unfair to your position. This attitude can cause more significant harm to a team’s productivity.

3. Leaders get involved while bosses stand aside:

The leader gets to indulge in projects with their team. They spent their time directing projects’ plans. Their management style inspires the team to focus and work passionately. When the team sees their head investing a great time in work, they feel motivated, and their performance increases. Bosses love to see a plan when it gets achieved. They desire to sit in their comfortable room and supervise to get the demanded results, but bosses do not involve in the project with their team. It’s a drawback and a lower point for team performance.

4. Leaders create a productive working environment:

A great leader creates a productive working environment that boosts employees working efficiency. The leader uses professional language and offers fair salaries. He asks for
suggestions, motivates employees, and manages everything without fearing a situation. One misunderstood thing is the fear of the boss’s emphasis on workers to perform well, and it’s
wrong. A boss may enjoy creating panic for employees but its head to nose situation for workers. In an unhealthy and unpleasant working environment, you can’t expect your team’s positive or productive attitude.

The only thing a leader has to worry Whether the workforce is adequate and appropriate for a given task/job; otherwise, an appropriate and peaceful working environment cannot help employees in any way.

Why become a true leader:
From the above discussion, I am asserting the leader appropriately manages a team with his positive behavior. At the same time, bosses fail to lead as leaders do. If you supervise anything, make sure you lead as a leader does. The above qualities can assist everyone in becoming a true leader. Eliminate your bossy attitude and amplify leadership qualities to your leading methodology. These are some of the significant characteristics of a true leader.

If you put these leadership qualities in your style, you will be a better supervisor/head manager. In the end, you will see a massive revolution in your organizational achievements.

Closing Thoughts:
Leaders’ approach is practical for exemplary working achievements compared to bossy ones. A true leader inspires his team with trust, passion, professionalism, and empathy. He is a person who is a man of commitment, and he never breaks social working norms to facilitate anyone.

But bosses only involve themselves in fulfilling job responsibilities. They are less motivated and lack enthusiasm. Leaders develop professional abilities in themselves and their employees, while bosses lack this quality. Here is one quote that illustrates a clear difference between a true leader and a boss.

A boss takes the credit; a leader gives credit to others!

If you are one of the credit-taking leaders, you are not an actual good leader. So, count yourself in bosses, or include the above true leadership qualities in your leading style to become a true leader.

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