Managers work to get their employees to do what they did yesterday, but a little faster and a little cheaper. Leaders, on the other hand, know where they’d like to go, but understand that they can’t get there without their tribe, without giving those they lead the tools to make something happen.
There’s a little more to his blog than those first two lines; you can read it here.
The whole leadership vs. management debate is a topic I love and one I write about often. You can find past posts by using the search box on the home page (if you don’t see a “home” icon, click on the blog title). Search on the words leadership, versus, or vs. Here’s a quote from one of them:
If I have the vision and the leadership skills to paint a picture of a possible future for my team and get them inspired to action, I’d better also have the capability to measure execution and progress — otherwise all I’ve done is provided short term motivation and a pretty picture. That’s where management meets leadership in my book.
You can read the entire post here.
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