Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms, Mindset of BOSS versus Influencer

“The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” ~ Kenneth H. Blanchard

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The notion of being a boss as an effective leader is far gone. Once when I had a team, they gave me an official “BOSS” card. I was a card-carrying boss. The card pointed out that boss spelled backwards is “Double S O B.” Funny!

But it’s not funny. Pressuring team members and dictating what to do is not effective in today’s work environment.

Here are some polarities:

Boss Vs Influencer

Got the idea?

The leader is first and foremost a person of influence.

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Hugh Ballou

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