Leaders vs. Managers: The Real Answer to What's Better

Leadership is about where you’re going and your journey along the way. It involves changing the status quo in order to create a desired future. Leadership behaviors include:

Challenging the current way of doing things: searching for opportunities and taking risks Creating shared meaning and understanding of actions and events Inspiring a shared vision Fostering collaboration and strengthening others Recognizing and celebrate accomplishments and small wins Setting an example: acting consistently, creating trust Moving forward with self-confidence, focusing on a vision not obstacles, learning from mistakes

Management is about implementation. It’s about developing yourself and others to become high performers, putting processes in place that support accomplishing goals and ensuring that tasks are accomplished well. Management behaviors include:

Goal setting Planning work Defining roles . . . → Read More: Leaders vs. Managers: The Real Answer to What’s Better

Would You Skydive Without a Parachute? How to Delegate With Confidence.

Roger had been working way too much and knew he needed to reprioritize and delegate. But he was nervous about letting go of control and was having difficulty identifying what he could delegate.

I was surprised when he mentioned he was going skydiving to celebrate his 50th birthday. As a manager, he was practical and task-focused. This was a side I hadn’t seen before. It was hard to imagine him jumping out of an airplane, totally out of control, free falling at 10,000 feet. It seemed out of character.

Honestly, it would be out of character for me, too. I considered what I would need to be ok about jumping. Here’s what came to mind:

Training – Instructions and the opportunity to practice my . . . → Read More: Would You Skydive Without a Parachute? How to Delegate With Confidence.