The leader and the boss can be the same thing or two different things depending on the qualities that a person has. Not all bosses are leaders,
Leaders are people that are responsible for inspiring, guiding and leading a group of people on a path for a common cause. Dictionary.com defines a ‘leader’ as, “a person or thing that leads; a guiding or directing head.” The leader is responsible for commanding a group of people, without being pushy and is always considered as a part of the group.
Bosses acquire authority and respect from fear and always have the last say. Dictionary.com defines ‘boss’ as, “a person who makes decisions, exercises authority, dominates, etc; a person who employs or superintends workers; manager.”
Great illustration here-below showing the differences.
What do you think about this ?