Even though a boss is the centre of the entire office, for some people the worst thing about doing a job is dealing with their boss. This usually causes discrepancies and a lack of motivation among the employees. The head of the office needs to take all his employees along with him, rather just walking ahead. This is one thing that differentiates a boss from a leader. A boss is someone whose presence is overpowering and intimidating to his employees, he makes sure that those under him do their work properly and in time. This person doesn’t try to connect with those under him, which makes him seem distant and unapproachable. Whereas a leader’s presence is comforting as well as uplifting. He/She is more approachable and the employees are able to connect with him/her. Other than these moral reasons, there are practical reasons why you should always be a leader and never a boss. When you intend to do a business and aim for success, you need 100% support from your employees along with your own hard work. Being a leader, a motivator, ensures that you get this support from your colleagues and employees. A leader is able to make each person of the group feel as an important part of it, which motivates each person to do his/her work with full attention and focus. The right kind of leadership gives rise to a great team, whereas a poor leadership results in poor results.
As John Maxwell rightly said, “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” It is true that leaders maximize the efforts of others toward the achievement of a greater good. At Tula’s Institute, the students are guided by leaders, and raised as leaders, who further motivate and empower others to produce a better result. A boss usually sits at a hierarchical position which is sometimes used to intimidate those at lower positions. This kind of attitude and environment is less productive and often a barrier to growth and developments. A leader knows how to get the work done by being a part of the group. They give credit to the entire team for their success and take a greater share of the blame, which makes them so loved by their teammates. A boss usually holds the award and fails to make his employees and teammates feel important, which results in a poor credibility among the team members. A low sense of importance results in the employees not working to their full potential. A leader knows how to take his group members, employees and colleagues along and thus a work is completed to its full potential with a greater amount of motivation and will to work.In short, to quote Theodore Roosevelt
“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”