A Summary of Comparative Mindsets

Are you a boss or a coach?

Boss Coach
Pushes / Drives Lifts / Supports
Tells / Directs / Lectures Asks / Requests / Listens
Talks at people Engages in dialogue with people
Controls through decisions Facilitates by empowering
Knows the answer Seeks the answer
Triggers insecurity using fear  to achieve compliance Stimulates creativity using purpose to inspire commitment
Points to errors Celebrates learning
Problem solver / Decision maker Collaborator / Facilitator
Delegates responsibility Models accountability
Creates structure and procedures Creates vision and flexibility
Does things right Does the right things
Knowledge is power Vulnerability creates power
Focused on the bottom line Focused on process that creates the bottom-line results

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