Distinctions between a Manager and Leader

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Distinctions between a Manager and Leader

  • Distinctions between a Manager and Leader
  • Which way do you lean?
  • The contrast below is quite specific. Notice that the Manager is involved more in the result while the Leader is more concerned with the destination. All Leaders must be competent managers, because in the short term, they need to “get things done”. Of course the amount of time a Leader “manages” can be diminished by selecting the RIGHT people and it should be so. Leaders are, after all,  focused on the Destination. Management, at its core is an interventionary activity. Heshe inserts himherself into the work flow and into the decision-making of those in the organization. The Manager is setting goals, observing work, measuring outcomes, and providing feedback, to keep people on track so that the work gets done. This is a very important function in any productive organization. But even here, to the degree that the RIGHT people are in place and properly informed, management intervention is less necessary. But take note as to the work Guru- Warren Bennis and his colleague Joan Goldsmith have provided here. See how you measure up.The better you manage the RIGHT people, the more time you’ll have to lead.
  • The Manager
    The Leader
    Administers
    Innovates
    Is a Copy
    Is an Original
    Maintains and enforces
    Develops
    Accepts Reality
    Investigates it
    Focuses on Systems and Structure
    Focuses on People
    Controls Outcomes
    Develops Trust
    Has a Short Range View
    Looks at the Long Term
    Asks How and When
    Asks What and Why
    Looks at the Bottom Line
    Looks at the Horizon
    Imitates
    Creates
    Accepts the Status Quo
    Challenges it
    Is a Good Soldier
    Is their own person
    Does things right
    Does Right things
    Gets the work done
    Gets to the Destination
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  • Taken from “Learning to Lead” by Warren Bennis and Joan Goldsmith
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