I'm always interested in the distinction between a manager and a leader or in old world 'boss'.
The word 'boss' in this context for me has very negative connotations but is part and parcel of our working lives.
- Order about
- Give orders
- Impose one's will
- Push around
I'm not sure I would like a boss given the above and even though it's only a word the power of association means we have to think carefully about how these roles are perceived but ultimate how we bring the behaviours associated with the role to life.
I came across an interesting article from Inc.com called 'Are you a Boss or a Leader' with 10 characteristics that will help you identify if you (or your 'boss') are having a positive impact on your employees.
Is 'Boss' an outdated phrase now?
Do you agree with the characteristics?
Anything more you would add?
I'd be interested in your thoughts and experiences