Are you a Boss or a Leader?

We’re moving toward final project season… fun for so many reasons! I can’t wait to see what my students have put together for their clients.

Not long ago, I was talking to one of my students and I asked her how her project was coming along.

“Not great.”

“What’s wrong?” I asked.

“Where I work, I manage a team of 10 people and they do what I say. Here, nobody does what I tell them to do.”

I replied. “What do you tell them to do?”

“I tell them to do their jobs!”

“Wait a sec,” I started, “Are we talking about your employees or your teammates?”

“My team. I told you, my employees do what I tell them. My team does not.”

“Why do you think this is the case?”

“I wish I knew,” she lamented.


I think I knew.

Do you know?

What do you think?