Posted by: Hysam Darwan | December 22, 2013

Boss vs. Leader



  • See in black & white
  • Also see the grey
  • Like to order
  • Love to teach
  • Criticize
  • Coach
  • Like being on a pedestal
  • Like to be among those they lead
  • Drive employees
  • Coach employees
  • Depend on authority
  • Depend on goodwill
  • Get lost in the details
  • Keep the big picture
  • Rule by fear
  • Inspire by trust/confidence
  • Display great arrogance
  • Show quiet humility
  • Inspire fear/resentment
  • Inspire enthusiasm
  • Say “I”
  • Say “we”
  • Place blame for mistakes
  • Help fix mistakes
  • Like to talk
  • Prefer to listen
  • Want to dictate
  • Would rather collaborate
  • Outline the “what”
  • Explain the “why”
  • Think first about profit
  • Think first about people
  • Know how it’s done
  • Show how it’s done
  • Use people
  • Develop people
  • Take credit
  • Give credit
  • Commend
  • Ask
  • Get lost in process
  • Get absorbed in performance
  • Say “Go”
  • Say “let’s go”
  • Are disablers
  • Are enablers
  • Manage to an end
  • Serve for a purpose
  • De-motivate with impassiveness
  • Inspire with caring
  • Stew
  • Do
  • Resolve
  • Involve
  • Require
  • Inspire
  • Follow rules
  • Make them
  • Do things right
  • Do right things
  • Dread failure
  • Learn from it
  • React
  • Enact
  • Yank
  • Thank
  • Depress
  • Impress
  • Think and work inside the box
  • Can think and work outside the “box.”
  • Preach
  • Teach
  • Haze
  • Praise
  • Detect
  • Respect
  • Focus on action
  • Focus on vision
  • Demand results
  • Expand opportunities
  • Control
  • Extol
  • Cuss
  • Discuss
  • Coercive
  • Supportive
  • Rely on authority
  • Rely on cooperation
  • Make work drudgery
  • Make work interesting
  • Want work done “my way or the highway”
  • Want teamwork
  • Unmotivated
  • Ambitious
  • Inflexible
  • Flexible
  • Hard to talk to
  • Approachable

Which One Are You??


The Top Leadership Traits (How many?)

  1. Personality
    1. Ambitious
    2. Aggressive
    3. Adaptability
    4. Ability to Delegate –
    5. Ability to Listen –
    6. Appreciates Quality –
    7. Approachability & Friendliness –
    8. Broad-minded – Seek out diversity.
    9. Calmness –
    10. Charisma –
    11. Clarity –
    12. Competent – Base your actions on reason and moral principles. Do not make decisions based on childlike emotional desires or feelings.
    13. Confidence – Self-confident
    14. Consistency –
    15. Cooperative
    16. Courageous – Have the perseverance to accomplish a goal, regardless of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Display a confident calmness when under stress.
    17. Drive
    18. Flexibility
    19. Forward-looking – Set goals and have a vision of the future. The vision must be owned throughout the organization. Effective leaders envision what they want and how to get it. They habitually pick priorities stemming from their basic values.
    20. Honesty and Trustworthiness: Display sincerity, integrity, and candor in all your actions. Deceptive behavior will not inspire trust.
    21. Human Understanding –
    22. Imaginative – Make timely and appropriate changes in your thinking, plans, and methods. Show creativity by thinking of new and better goals, ideas, and solutions to problems. Be innovative!
    23. Influence
    24. Initiative
    25. Inspiring – Display confidence in all that you do. By showing endurance in mental, physical, and spiritual stamina, you will inspire others to reach for new heights. Take charge when necessary.
    26. Integrity
    27. Modesty –
    28. Fair-minded , Fairness/Equity – Show fair treatment to all people. Prejudice is the enemy of justice. Display empathy by being sensitive to the feelings, values, interests, and well-being of others.
    29. Motivated
    30. Optimist
    31. Originality
    32. Passion and Motivation –
    33. Patience –
    34. Power
    35. Sociability
    36. Sense of Humor –
    37. Self-awareness
    38. Straightforward – Use sound judgment to make good decisions at the right time.
    39. Verbal facility
    40. Wide Outlook
    41. Vision
  2. Intelligent
    – Read, study, and seek challenging assignments.
    1. More intelligent than non-leaders
    2. Scholarship
    3. Knowledge
    4. Being able to get things done
    5. Continuous Development –
  3. Physical
    1. Research indicates that physical traits have no relationship to leadership success.


Leadership and Management Summary

Leadership is about setting a new direction for a group; management is about directing and controlling according to established principles. However, someone can be a symbolic leader if they emerge as the spearhead of a direction the group sets for itself.


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