Are you a boss or a leader?

Are you a boss or a leader?

Throughout my working life, I don't know if I have had mostly bosses or a leaders. I take that back I know I've had mostly bosses rather than leaders. I can tell most of them were not trained to be leaders which isn't their fault. Most bosses aren't programmed to lead. They are taught how to discipline and grade but those skills are pointless often. Imagine instead of knowing how to report and rank ones deficiencies we spent time teaching how to lead and invigorate the workforce. Being a boss, anyone can be taught that. Leadership we too often assume is an inherent trait, some mystical characteristic that rises out of people at a young age. I don't agree. I think the best and most effective leaders are scarred and relatable those who didn't have some pre-ordained mystical ascension. People become leaders at different point the truly great ones do. But that's too hard of a mental scale that's an apprenticeship in relationships and that's a no no. Not efficient I suppose. Boss 101 is in a handbook, you can teach that in about a week. No craft involved, no skill. Leadership involves failure and through that failure learned lessons that grow people to be better than what they once were .

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