For firms to function well, strong leadership is key. Yet, the term leadership is too broad. Today, we consider managers versus leaders.
According to vocabulary.com:
“It makes sense that a manager ‘manages.’ Or takes charge of something. While a business manager oversees finances, scheduling, and the everyday operation of the business.”
“A leader is the one in the charge, the person who convinces other people to follow. A great leader inspires confidence in other people. And also moves them to action.”
Other examples related to leadership include these:
- What Makes a Digital Marketing Leader?
- What Managers Should Not Say
- Refocused Purpose of a Corporation
- How to Be Mentally Stronger
What is TRUE Leadership? Managers Versus Leaders
With the preceding in mind, we look at the difference between these two terms.
Thus, we turn to Resourceful Manager for further insights. As well as the infographic that follows:
“Let’s set the record straight. Everyone who is a great leader isn’t necessarily a great manager. And great managers aren’t necessarily great leaders.”
“So when it comes to the Leaders vs. Managers debate, where do you land?”
“Here’s a list of 17 traits that separate leadership and management. Go down the list and check off which ones match you. Most of us have some qualities of each. For example, do you have 10 Leader traits and 7 Manager traits? Or the reverse? Are you happy with the answer?”