Do You Lead or Manage?

Leadership expert Warren Bennis has authored more than 25 books on leadership.  In Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader, he distinguishes Managers from Leaders:
      • 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 are copies – Leaders are original

 

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