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The Real Difference Between A Boss And A Leader Explained In 8 Illustrations
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The Real Difference Between A Boss And A Leader Explained In 8 Illustrations

When beloved T.V boss Michael Scott, from the Office, was asked if he would rather be feared or loved his answer was simple, “Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” While Michael was not the brightest boss, he was on to something.

Admiration in the work place should not come from a place of fear. These simple but creative office illustrations show that there is a difference between being a boss and a leader. We don’t all have a negative image when we hear the word boss, but these images might make you re-evaluate your definition. A boss is is dominating over their employees while a leader understands the benefits from pulling up those around them to work as a team.

As Michael Scott would say the word boss used to be used to describe something cool… like shoulder pads, now “boss is just slang for jerk in charge.” Bored Panda has the full cartoons below.

Image credits: yukbisnis.com

Image credits: yukbisnis.com

Image credits: yukbisnis.com

Image credits: yukbisnis.com

Image credits: yukbisnis.com

Image credits: yukbisnis.com

Image credits: yukbisnis.com

Image credits: yukbisnis.com

 

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Nora H.
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3 years ago

Bonus info (last picture): "Namaku" = my name, "namaku" = your name. (Malay/Indonesian)

Nora H.
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3 years ago

Sorry, "Namamu" = your name.

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LOttawa
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3 years ago

I can related toe very single one of those. We had a boss a really awful boss that enjoyed crushing is employees. He left a while back and we have a leader now. I worked for the leader for about 1.5 years now and I have received 2 awards at work versus none working for the boss for 9.5 years. A happy employee is a motivated and performing employee.

Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
3 years ago

Sometimes it's not easy being the leader when an employee will only respond to a boss. This is especially true in cases of thick headed morons with incredible job security.

Деница Петрова
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3 years ago

Thank you, somebody needed to mention this.Not everybody responds to positive motivation.

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Nora H.
Community Member
3 years ago

Bonus info (last picture): "Namaku" = my name, "namaku" = your name. (Malay/Indonesian)

Nora H.
Community Member
3 years ago

Sorry, "Namamu" = your name.

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LOttawa
Community Member
3 years ago

I can related toe very single one of those. We had a boss a really awful boss that enjoyed crushing is employees. He left a while back and we have a leader now. I worked for the leader for about 1.5 years now and I have received 2 awards at work versus none working for the boss for 9.5 years. A happy employee is a motivated and performing employee.

Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
3 years ago

Sometimes it's not easy being the leader when an employee will only respond to a boss. This is especially true in cases of thick headed morons with incredible job security.

Деница Петрова
Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you, somebody needed to mention this.Not everybody responds to positive motivation.

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