Leaders and Managers Uncloaked…
- By: Bob Pautke
- 21 February 2018
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The distinctions of leadership and management can be described briefly with ten easy pieces of contrast:
- Leaders create and communicate the vision; managers follow the vision.
- Leaders lead people; managers manage processes.
- Leaders take the first step; managers take the next step.
- Leaders ask “why” and “what;” managers ask “how” and “when.”
- Leaders align people; managers organize people.
- Leaders motivate and inspire; managers administrate and control.
- Leaders mentor, teach, and pull; managers coach, tell, and push.
- Leaders challenge the status quo; managers work with the status quo.
- Leaders unleash potential; managers coordinate resources.
- Leaders build organizations; managers assemble teams.
This does not infer that leaders are better than managers – they are different by design for different purposes. We need them both.