Manager vs Leader

Manager vs Leader

“Being a leader is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are one, you are not.” – Margaret Thatcher

People often use the words manager and leader interchangeably. In reality, the two words have different meanings. Managers maintain processes and systems. While they may have authority over people, position and title only buy them time. In contrast, leaders have willing followers. Followers require influence. Influence is about creating positive change. Influence cannot be appointed, it must be earned. If you cannot influence people, they will not follow you. If you do not have followers, you are not a leader. Below are 25 key differences between managers and leaders.

Manager vs Leader

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4 Responses to Manager vs Leader

  1. Carol Jameston says:

    Can you contact me directly on this subject?


  2. Deb Stives says:

    Good read.


  3. Francisco Tyson says:

    Outstanding post. Thanks for the share.


  4. Scott Baburn says:

    Great post! Love the table comparing the two.


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