The Difference Between Managers and Leaders


The differences, according to Warren Bennis in his book "On becoming a leader" are as follows:
The manager administers The leader innovates
The manager is a copy The leader is an original
The manager focuses on systems and structure The leader focuses on people
The manager relies on control The leader inspires trust
The manager has a short-range view The leader has a long range perspective
The manager asks how and when The leader asks what and why
The manager has an eye on the bottom line The leader has his eye on the horizon
The manager imitates The leader originates
The manager accepts the status quo The leader challenges it
The manager is a classic good soldier The leader is his own person
The manager does things right The leader does the right thing














Extracted from "Leadership Development - a self discovery e-book" by Ron Rosenhead


Ron Rosenhead is Managing Director of Project Agency.

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