Leader or Just Another Manager?
Leadership versus management–what’s the difference? Are you a leader or just another manager?
Leadership versus Management
Management is controlling inputs to control outputs. Leadership is influence.
Too often, people in leadership roles try to manage the people they’re supposed to lead. They try to control their results by controlling their behaviors and productivity and they typically get the minimum level of performance.
Now managers can get results, but here’s the difference. Managers get results in spite of the people. Leaders get results because of the people. Leaders get results because they want the people they lead to succeed, to shine, to grow, and when the people know that, they are more likely to outperform expectations.
All leaders are good managers, but few managers are good leaders because leaders manage things and lead people.
Do you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments.