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5 Reasons Why Bosses Suck And Leaders Rock



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Every organisation has a boss, but not all companies have an effective leader. Any person can start barking orders, give unconstructive criticisms, and push people to get things done.

You can find at least one of them in every office – walking around and acting like they did everything. However, that does not automatically grant them the title of a leader.

Keep in mind that several qualities separate a boss from a real leader. These qualities make the difference between a workplace that fosters productivity and a place that breeds stress and frustration.

Here are five ways to distinguish whether you have a boss or a leader:

1. A true leader says “we”

A true leader believes that the members of the group are equals. Without leadership, a team will be in confusion and skills will be wasted. However, without the workforce, great leadership means nothing. These two components are essential to the success of a company, and leaders acknowledge this equality with the way they talk.

While a boss says I, true leaders use the word we, especially when referring to company goals. In tough times, a true leader would say “we have to stay focused and keep grinding” – whereas a boss would simply say “you should focus and work harder”. This alone has a positive psychological effect on the entire workforce.

Likewise, they are accountable for the accomplishments and failures of everyone. Moreover, most importantly, they take part in the action through guidance rather than watch and criticise from the sidelines.

“Sometimes, especially when trying something new, team members need assistance. Get actively involved not in doing the work of the team member but in teaching them how to do it.” – Mark Sanborn

2. A true leader is your colleague

A leader works just as hard, if not harder than everyone else. They take the organisation’s problems as their own and they are always willing to lend a helping hand.

By working with the team, a leader also nurtures one of the most important things in life – friendship. It sounds cheesy, but it is one of the best ways to maintain a productive work environment. It boosts morale and bolsters the team’s confidence – knowing that their leader always has their back.


3. A true leader inspires

A boss will often exercise their authority by inspiring fear and forcing productivity. This might work for the short-term, but it endangers the team’s motivation in the long run.

To preserve a harmonious work environment, a real leader prepares the team through inspiration. They acknowledge talent and will encourage members to develop and leverage them to accomplish company objectives. Furthermore, they make sure everyone is aligned and strives for the company’s vision. In turn, they nurture mutual respect between everyone within the organisation.


4. A true leader focuses on people

A boss will do anything, even sacrifice the will of the team, just to make sure everything follows due process. They are obsessed with protocols that they forget that people run the company and not rules. A true leader knows this and will often lean towards the needs of the people.

Remember that a true leader will prioritize the personal development of the workforce. They do not merely use people to push goals. Rather, they guide them in a way that they’ll also grow as individuals.


5. A true leader learns

A boss has a mindset that they already know everything, if not much more than everyone else in the company. In turn, they often ignore feedback and undermine their capacity to grow.

Whenever making a critical decision, a leader will always think about how it will benefit every member. They often seek feedback and input whenever making such decisions. This motivates employees by letting them know that their opinions matter. Lastly, a leader is open-minded to new ideas and will give credit to who deserves it.

“A leader is both a teacher and a student. They are willing to accept criticism from members just as much as they are willing to give theirs,” – David Kiger

The discrepancies between a boss and a leader are significant enough to make the difference between success and failure. A boss may be useful in pushing productivity for the short-term, but a leader sees the bigger picture and focuses on the long-term.

Ultimately, they value relationships between people as opposed to hierarchical connections. These relationships are the catalyst that will hold an organisation together in pursuit of success.

Are you a boss or a leader? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

Andrew Simmons is an experienced digital marketing consultant and passionate blogger. He has a vast knowledge on search media and online advertising to promote online branding and reputation. He loves to share his industry knowledge and experience to readers. See more about Andrew on his Linkedin.



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There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

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Everything legal must come through the matrix

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Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

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When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

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For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

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Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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