Image by: A. Savan. Notice that the leader is out front, providing direction to those following.
"You cannot manage men into battle. You manage things; you lead people." — Grace Hopper, Admiral, U. S. Navy (retired), Nova ( PBS TV), 1986
To succeed you have to play two roles on the stage of business: manager and leader. For these two roles you want to be a star, a bit player.
Yet many b-schools fail to clearly distinguish between these two vital roles. On the play of life, you are stuff with an ambiguous role. These professors typically say that leadership is just a small subset of management (called directing), and that people want to be managed. Such a lie. People don't want to be managed; but if you lead them, they will follow you anywhere.
A depiction of elements of project management. Image by: alphamu57
The truth is, both roles are critically important ones for success in business and government. People need someone to lead them, just as much as they need an effective manager.
Yet, too many suffer under incompetent managers and leaders who simply are bosses who throw their authority around.
But there is a huge difference between functioning as a manager and acting like a leader. You can't lead people the same way you would manage time, resources on the balance sheet or expenses on an income statement.
Discover what these are. Find out more about how to play each role so you too can be a star on the stage.
Mulbery Street, New York City, circa 1900
- Know the major functions, skills, and responsibilities associated with functioning as an effective manager.
- Discover the major focus areas and behaviors associated with being an effective leader.
- Dispel your confusion — understand the fundamental differences between being a leader and a manager.
"Managers have subordinates—Leaders have followers." — Murray Johannsen
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