if you’re referring to the ‘Ban Bossy’ ad, I believe it’s geared more to women empowerment. Girls get called bossy as children, but not boys. It’s as if women aren’t supposed to lead in any aspect. I do agree that boss =/= leader.
Let me be clear that I am in no way speaking against empowerment. I also agree that leadership skills should be cultivated in litte girls.However when speaking in this context, boys don’t get called bossy, they get called bullies for exhibiting similar behavior.
My problem with this bossy shit is that being a boss and being a leader are two wholly different things.
The only thing bosses do is tell people what, when, and how to do things for their own benefit. Also, most bosses look for someone else to place blame on when things do not go as planned instead of taking responsibility for the failures. Their word is law and any deviance from that will get you fired. Their power is only contingent on people who do what they are told and ONLY what they are told. If there’s no one to boss around, then you’re power is moot and all you’re saying is “look at me, I’m in charge”. What’s the use of being a boss if nobody wants to work for yo ass?
If you want to lead, by all means do so. But, if all you want is to be in charge, you can keep that shit to yourself.
Good morning assorted colored folks…