Updated: Jul 2, 2019
"Raise your words, not voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder." -Rumi
Tell me something and be honest, when you hear the word Boss, what type of person do you see? What is the first image that pops up in your mind? What are their characteristics?
For me it's a man or woman who is dress in their best, stepping out of an incredible car (think Aston Martin) who is telling someone what they need to do. If we are honest, much of what we think about when we think of boss we think of a take no prisoners, get out of the way and keep stepping type of personality. We think of titan's of industry who took over the world by moving heaven and earth and woe to any man or woman who stood in their way. We admire their tenacity, their drive and even their ruthlessness. We love them because they are bosses and ...
... bosses get stuff done, at any cost.
But what we should be admiring is their character. Great bosses are mindful how they wield their power. They are mindful of the words they use and understand that those they work with to achieve their ultimate goal are human and so are they. Bosses understand the power of the words they use. Bosses build people so that one day they can be a boss. I encourage you build bosses from those round you and then you will be a true boss.