Managing or leading? A tired, over-communicated conversation really… But, one that keeps coming up because it’s so often mixed-up by so many.
So here’s my simple distinction between the two:
MANAGING is ensuring others are doing what you need them to be doing for your reasons.
LEADING is inspiring others to be doing what they want to be doing for their reasons.
Managing is one step away from doing it yourself. Leading is one hundred steps away from anyone else doing what only they can do. Think about it. File it away. Get busy leading…