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Managers and Leaders: Are They Different?
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Harvard Business Review published the piece "Managers and Leaders: Are They Different?" years ago.  It does a fantastic job of analyzing the question in the title.  The article is here:

 

https://hbr.org/2004/01/managers-and-leaders-are-they-different

 

Unfortunately, while the points of the article could have been summarized nicely into a table, that was not done, so I have done it here--with a few of my own biases I'm sure!

 

Managers

Leaders

Embrace process

Tolerate process

Narrow choices

Expand choices

Mitigate risk

See risk as opportunity

Reconcile differences

Have spirited interactions

Relate by role

Relate to individuals

Focus on how to make decisions

Focus on what decisions to make

Show objectivity

Have empathy

Reach the goal

Define the goal

Have professional associates

Have friends and enemies

Create win-win situations

Win

 

I love all of these points.  But the last is my favorite: managers create win-win situations.  Yeah…that's nice.  Leaders win!

 


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