Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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My bride is the boss  and a cute one I like getting in trouble with.

Seriously though, a boss pushes from the back, a leader pulls from the front.

People follow feet not mouths.

Oct 16, 2015 12:16 AM
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Stefan Winter
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I like to be considered a leader, I think a true leader can built a much better business, have better retentian and everyone is more productive...I do love BOSS suits though.

Oct 16, 2015 02:55 AM
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Bob Crane
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Great question Praful, I see Darren Hardy has a video on this topic this morning but since I'm out in the wilderness I could not download the video.

Oct 16, 2015 01:19 AM
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Sam Shueh
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I am an independent contractor..... Want to be a boss go pay $25K for franchise fee.  

Oct 16, 2015 01:10 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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TODAY, I will be a boss.

And I expect to be taken out for the BOSS appreciation lunch.

'Houston, we've got a problem!"

There is only one desk and chair in my office. Man, I gotta hire someone.

Oct 16, 2015 12:19 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I was boss many years and felt like I earned the respect they gave me. I also treated them with respect.

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Larry Johnston
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Today I acted like a boss. Other days, I let my wife thinks she is the boss. (Don't tell!)

Oct 16, 2015 01:06 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I am a team mate to my agents.  I don't boss anyone around.  

Oct 16, 2015 12:08 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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I am a boss who wants to be a leader....(S)

Oct 16, 2015 11:47 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I'm not the boss but I'm a leader for sure. Even the boss comes to me to see how I would handle situations. 

Oct 16, 2015 11:22 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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I am a leader and not a mean boss!  

Oct 16, 2015 10:38 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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A real leader doesnt act like a boss

Oct 16, 2015 09:15 AM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Praful,  My 'BOSS' day are gone.  Want nothing to do with anything close to the title.  If someone finds a quality about me that is leadership quality they are welcome to think of it as such.  Mark

Oct 16, 2015 06:27 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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very often I act like Hilter's Sister.... but there's no day to celebrate that one...

Oct 16, 2015 05:21 AM
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John Meussner
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Both, but I try to be a leader much more than a boss.  Sometimes, a "boss" mentality is required, but more often than not, leadership is where it counts.

Oct 16, 2015 05:00 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I am very happy to not be a boss.  Though I have been in a position to lead in the past.

Oct 16, 2015 04:52 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

we had this discussion last night, she liked the super dark wood floors in a new upcoming build, i liked warmer tones... so i will have to ask her about this... (ps... i blame it on a mis order..the mfg sent the wrong color and offered 50% off to keep it"  should we still go with the dark??? a boss demands.. a leader sneaks in the truth :)

Oct 16, 2015 03:35 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I've carried off both roles in my corporate life.... sometimes you do need to be the boss. Now I work on my own and am my own boss and leader.

Oct 16, 2015 03:25 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Praful,

The below image circled around my last company often and perfectly explains the difference between the two.  We had way too many bosses and not enough workers.  I had a boss who was a leader and he got pushed out for a boss boss.  My entire department decided it was time to move on when that happened.

 

 

Oct 16, 2015 03:23 AM