Within the multi-level marketing community, you're more likely to hear '' leader'' rather than ''boss'' when making reference to a superior or upline.
So why the distinction? How does it impact the MLM ecosystem? Why can't I refer to my upline as my boss rather than calling him my leader? Is there a distinction between a boss and a leader?
Yes...there's a visible world of difference between the two as seen in the description below which outlines their characters, mannerisms and attitudes especially to their subordinates or employees.
*BOSS: Drives employees (sometimes almost to the point of slavery)
LEADER: Coaches and encourages employees.
*BOSS: Depends on authority (and attimes takes undue advantage)
LEADER: Depends on goodwill
*BOSS: Easily inspires fear
LEADER: Generates enthusiasm and hope
*BOSS: Always says ''I'' (because he's the one in charge)
LEADER: Always says ''We'' (because he believes in his team)
*BOSS: Blames others for breakdown of any sort.
LEADER: Takes responsibility & fixes the breakdown
*BOSS: Knows how it is done
LEADER: Shows how it is done (Knowing is not enough)
*BOSS: Uses people (and moves on to the next)
LEADER: Develops people (this leaves a lasting legacy and impact)
*BOSS: Takes credit (always referring to his tact and brilliance)
LEADER: Gives credit (it's all about teamwork)
*BOSS: Commands (even barks orders)
LEADER: Asks (not out of timidity, he simply believes in cohesion and unity)
*BOSS: Says ''Go'' (figure it out yourself)
LEADER: Says ''Let's Go''(I'll show you how)
I guess the difference between a boss and a leader is now as clear as 7Up's payoff line which says '' the difference is clear''.
So which side of the divide are you: BOSS or LEADER?
Let's know in the comment section.