I am not bossy, I have just better ideas. I read it in the office of my colleague. At first, it made me laugh, but then I started to think about it. There are not only managers but also people who behave bossy. On the other hand some people seem more co-operative, they like working in team, sharing ideas, and are accountable.
Are they natural born leader?
I consider that being a manager does not mean being a leader. Natural born leaders have natural charisma, managers can be sometime a pain in your neck.
What makes the difference?
The personality, of course. You cannot be a leader if you are not a good listener for instance, and do not think about everyone’s well-being but only at your own. Natural born leaders strive for creating a positive working environment so that everyone feels included, and part of an organisation that cares.
If leaders are not managers, maybe they will create a bit of chaos and confusion but they should be listened by the management, as they may have followers who share their vision.
What about if you are a manager but not a natural born leader? In this case, you should try to listen carefully to your people’s needs, aspirations and ambitions. You should then avoid abusing from the power that your position entails, and also avoid making favouritism among your staff. Moreover, you would need to refrain from micromanaging people.
In one word, you should not be bossy. Your ideas are as much valuables as others’ ideas.
Do you think you are a natural born leader? Why?
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