The Boss. The the person in charge. The visionary. The guy who calls the shots. The person who has the right to say, “My way or the Highway!”
So I came across this contrast of “bossiness” and “leadership.”
The boss drives people; the leader coaches them.
The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will.
The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm.
The boss says 'I'; the leader says 'we.'
The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown.
The boss knows how it is done; the leader shows how.
The boss says 'go'; the leader says 'let's go!'
H. Gordon Selfridge 1864-1947, American-British retail magnate