Manager or Leader

The difference between leadership & management, Forbes

  • 2min.

Here is what you need to know

  • We need both leaders and managers
  • But let’s be clear, we manage process, budgets, projects and plans
  • We lead people
  • Most of us cannot manage ourselves or our families, let along trying to manage the productivity of people
  • The idea of ‘managing’ people just sounds demeaning in the 21st century.”  Terina Allen, articles author
  • Management is directing, controlling, handling, deciding, overseeing
  • Leadership is influencing, developing, coaching, guiding, mentoring
  • They are two completely different skill sets. Great leaders do not (necessarily) make great managers and visa versa
  • Leadership is multi-directional: we lead at the bottom and influence the top; we lead at the top and equally influence out peers
  • Leadership is about power and the ability to know when and how to use it to influence the people around you to do and become more

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