Are you a boss or leader?

Geist, Sam
January 2006
Supervision;Jan2006, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p10
Trade Publication
This article presents a comparison between the terms "boss" and "leader," used when referring to the work environment. On attitude, the boss drives his men, while the leader coaches them. On hiring for growth, bosses fear competition, while leader hire the best to ensure their organization will prosper.


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