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How to Make the Leap From Being a Boss to Being a Leader, Explained in One Handy Chart

So, you just got a promotion and now have a fancy new title. Or, you didn’t get the big promotion (yet), but your boss just asked you to manage the new interns.

But did you know there’s a big difference between being a boss and being a leader? For example, are you standing over your colleague making sure he isn’t messing up that spreadsheet you sent over? Or, are you sending over the assignment and making yourself available for any questions that may arise?

Whether you’re new to management or you’ve been in the role for a few years, you should check out this infographic to see where your leadership style lands. And, if you find yourself checking off more boxes on the left, try changing things up a bit. After all, you want to be the person your subordinates talk about fondly during happy hour—not the person who gets referred to in stories as, “Ugh, my boss…”

Infographic courtesy of Wrike. Photo of hiker courtesy of Shutterstock.