Are you a manager… or are you a leader? An organization needs both types of people to be successful.
Leaders are visionary, big picture thinkers with the passion and charisma to inspire others to help them bring their vision to life.
Managers have analytic minds and organizational skills required to keep everything running smoothly and ensure that their team has what they need to succeed.
When it comes to leaders vs. managers, oftentimes, people are both.
The best managers tend to have great leadership skills and are able to empower and inspire their team to aim higher, dream bigger, and strive to get better results.
And many great leaders, having climbed the rungs of management to get where they are now, still have an innate sense of how to manage resources, and implement processes to ensure everything runs smoothly and that people have what they need to do their best work.
You don’t have to be a great leader to be an effective manager – but it certainly helps, especially if you dream of making a bigger impact on the world and on the lives of other people.
I want to help you develop your leadership skills and grow your understanding of how leadership and management compare and differ from each other. That’s why I’ve written this article!