I got this from the Blog of Tony Kim [http://leadcreatively.wordpress.com/]:

Managers VS Leaders

The line between managing and leading can be a delicate one. Here is a list I put together from various sources with a few I added of my own. We need managers to survive, but leaders are the ones that inspire real change in our world. Which are you?

* The manager’s goal is peace; the leader inspires chaos
* The manager avoids conflict; the leader has the hard conversations
* The manager administers; the leader innovates.
* The manager maintains; the leader develops.
* The manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on people.
* The manager waits to be asked; the leader takes responsibility.
* The manager relies on control; the leader builds trust.
* The manager asks how and what; the leader asks why.
* The manager has his eye always on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.
* The manager avoids falures; the leader embraces risk.
* The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
* The manager fits in a mold; the leader is his own person.
* The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.

//I will definitely be spending some more time reflecting on this one. “Manager” is in my job title on the one hand but on the other hand what I really want to be is a leader. God help me to do that.


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