The difference between a Leader and a Boss

A leader supports his subordinates, inspires, and encourages when the going gets tough. He delegates’ responsibility, wants them to make decisions, is willing to share information and consider subordinates ideas. A leader is a team player that learns from his subordinates.

A boss wants everyone to know he is in charge. To keep others from challenging his authority, he does not share any more information than necessary to get the job done. He wants everyone to come to him for decisions. He is reluctant to consider subordinates ideas for fear of a rising star.