An intriguing question: What is the difference between an effective #manager and a good #leader? Everybody has an opinion and we may come close in defining the difference, but somehow nobody has really pinpointed it for me in such precision as the below table depicts.
This overview below shows how a “Manager” would approach a particular situation and how a “Leader” would. The point being that a good manager does not make a good leader and a good leader is not by default a good manager. And they dont have to be the same… each have different qualities and different #leadership style by the nature of their role. Some argue that leadership goes beyond managerial execution as it requires competencies that are hard to learn and are often a natural talent.
See if you disagree…
|Managers versus Leaders|
|Focus||Managing Work||Leading people|
|Approach||Plans detail||Sets direction|
|Power||Formal Authority||Personal charisma|
|Exchange||#money for work||Excitement for work|
|Direction||Existing roads||New roads|
|Concern||Being right||What is right|