Distinctions between Leaders and Managers

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Distinctions between Leaders and Managers
« on: January 09, 2012, 10:33:02 AM »
Leadership is an interactive conversation that pulls people toward becoming comfortable with the language of personal responsibility and commitment.

Leadership is not just for people at the top. Everyone can learn to lead by discovering the power that lies within each one of us to make a difference and being prepared when the call to lead comes.

Leadership is applicable to all facets of life: a competency that you can learn to expand your perspective, set the context of a goal, understand the dynamics of human behavior and take the initiative to get to where you want to be.

Distinctions between Leaders and Managers:

•  Managers administer, leaders innovate
•  Managers ask how and when, leaders ask what and why
•  Managers focus on systems, leaders focus on people
•  Managers do things right, leaders do the right things
•  Managers maintain, leaders develop
•  Managers rely on control, leaders inspire trust
•  Managers have a short-term perspective, leaders have a longer-term perspective
•  Managers accept the status-quo, leaders challenge the status-quo
•  Managers have an eye on the bottom line, leaders have an eye on the horizon
•  Managers imitate, leaders originate
•  Managers emulate the classic good soldier, leaders are their own person
•  Managers copy, leaders show originality

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Re: Distinctions between Leaders and Managers
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 06:16:40 PM »
Yes sir, you are right.....but there are some other functions like:

1.The manager plans and budgets; the leader creates vision and strategy [direction]
2. The manager is generally directing and controlling; the leader allows room for others to grow, and change him/her in the process [alignment]
3. The manager creates boundaries; the leader reduces them [alignment]
4. The manager’s relationship with people is based on position power; the leader’s relationship and influence is based on personal power [relationships]
5. The manager acts as boss; the leader acts as coach, facilitator, and servant [relationships]
6. The manager exhibits and focuses on (a) emotional distance, (b) expert mind, (c) talking, (d) conformity, and (e) insight into organization; the leader: (a) emotional connectedness, (b) open mind, (c) listening, (d) nonconformity, and (e) insight into self [personal qualities]
7. The manager maintains stability; the leader creates change [outcome]
8. The manager creates a culture of efficiency; the leader creates a culture of integrity [outcome]

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Re: Distinctions between Leaders and Managers
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 11:46:16 AM »
Yes, there are a lot but these are the key points.

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Re: Distinctions between Leaders and Managers
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 02:23:05 AM »
Thanks you sir for your kind replay.
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Re: Distinctions between Leaders and Managers
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 03:29:57 PM »

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