Let’s face it, no one likes being ‘managed’ in the literal sense. We associate ‘managing’ with Monday morning meetings, KPI scores and quarterly performance reviews.
More and more companies are expecting their ‘managers’ to lead instead of manage.
Here are a few differences between the two:
- Leaders have a vision. Managers have an objective.
- Leaders recruit followers. Managers recruit employees.
- Leaders inspire. Managers instruct.
- Leaders drive change. Managers maintain status quo.
If your business card says manager, ignore the title because it’s no longer relevant. We’re expecting you to lead.