Which are you - a Manager or a Leader?
This may start you thinking: Which are you - Manager or a Leader, and what is the difference?
From a Wall Street Journal ....
- The manager maintains; the leader develops.
- The manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on people.
–The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust.
–The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.
–The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
–The manager has his or her eye always on the bottom line; the leader’s eye is on the horizon.
–The manager imitates; the leader originates.
–The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
–The manager is the classic good soldier; the leader is his or her own person.
–The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.