A boss is different from a leader. A boss can be a leader – but not necessarily.
A boss is your boss: the one with the nice, sleek room at the end of the corridor. A leader can be your supervisor or the colleague who sits next to you and shares your stapler.
There are two reasons why people don’t say “like a leader!” as a catchphrase. One, it sounds weird and unfunny. Two, it takes more than just bossing people around to be a leader.
A boss’ goal is to get things done, while a leader, not only gets things done, they empower and motivate their team. Real leaders make things better; they don’t just point out what’s wrong.
A boss is always the center of attention. A leader is someone who steps back and brings out the best in the team.
A boss can provide good or bad leadership. But a good leader can never be a bad boss. A boss gives the task to someone who is a leader, while a leader does the task with the team. After doing this, a boss will take credit for a job well done, while the leader will take the whole team out for drinks.
People may respect the boss, but everyone loves the leader.