We all have to understand the differences between a manager and a leader, and actually, this was one of my management homeworks, so I found that Forbes’ helpful article, enjoy 😉 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MANAGER AND A LEADER
It is tough to manage people. You have to manage up and down at the same time. Often managing your relationship with your boss is harder than managing the team you were hired to supervise!
To make things even more complicated, we have done the managers of our corporations and institutions a huge disservice. We’ve done something even worse to the people who work for them!
We’ve told millions of supervisors, team leaders and managers the lie that being a manager means being in charge.
We’ve taught them that being a manager means telling other people what to do.
We haven’t taught them that anybody can have a title and boss people around. Just having a manager, supervisor or team leader title doesn’t make anyone a leader!
A leader is someone who looks inward. Leaders don’t assume they have all the answers. They know that they can’t be successful without being humble enough to listen to the people around them.
Back when I was a baby HR person, they were still teaching managers that their job was to forecast, budget, plan and control. These days we know that none of those four tasks has anything to do with management, much less with leadership!
Read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2015/12/09/whats-the-difference-between-a-manager-and-a-leader/#4c462ff9659e