Manager or Leader?


Manager: Someone who wrangles processes, tells people what to do, frequently checks if it's been done yet, and carries around a huge list of tasks in their head all day long.


Leader: Someone who creates and drives a shared purpose, gives team members meaningful work based on their unique skillset, demands ownership, defines the expected outcome and lets people find their own way to deliver it without interfering.

It's surprising how few people seem to recognise the difference.


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