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What happend When bosses want to become Leader ?
Anonymous
Dear freinds,

I am writing this short artical to share my experiences over sevral companies.
I have experienced that when our bosses wants to become leaders many things goes in right as well as in worng ways also.We are not sure whether to implement the standards or to implement the boss tag line.Everything goes in dark and if by chance outcomes is postive then god help us
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Either you are a leader or you are not. Unlike a manager, a leader is defined by characteristics and not by function. In my personal opinion, you should not be in a people management position if you are not a leader but sadly it happens more often than not where 'managers' are put in charge of people and they have no leadership qualities. If you have a people manager who wants to become a leader then there is a 99% chance it will not be a good outcome for those they are supposed to lead. For somebody with the right stuff, leading comes naturally and they don't have to 'become' leaders, they just are. Everybody can work on making their leadership skills better of course.
this is for a positive change and it should be encouraged.
In these situation bosses want to climb the corporate ladder and maybe at the expense of everybody else. A boss should be a leader from day one and provider leadership, guidance, mentoring and advise to those they manages. If this is not the case then they are a boss and merely relay orders to those beneath them without any regard to those that they manage. This switch by a boss to become a leader in order to progress maybe the result of peer pressure to progress their own career, from those that manage this boss or the need to increase their salary due to an increase in personal outgoings and expenditure. These are just some of the reasons. If these are the underlying reasons, then expect something to give as in the long run this will only damage the people around them and the organisation if this culture is allowed to permeate. If this is the situation that you find yourself in I would look at your own options as this is not an environment you want to progress you own career in.
Hard to answer. It depends on how they really behave like a boss or leader.
In the words of Richard Carlson: don't sweat the small stuff . . . and it's all small stuff

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