We are seeing lot of Managers around and trying to push limits for making sure that the business is running and client is satisfied, should we call him leader too. So, lets explore how is Manager different from a Leader, what makes a Manager into a Leader?
Corporate trainings often like to quote the Austrian-born management consultant and philosopher Peter Ferdinand Drucker with “Managers do things right; leaders do the right thing.”
In fact he never said this that way, but defined in 1967: “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” It was nearly 20 years later when Warren G. Bennis y Burt Nanus took this phrase and simplified it to the version, we know today. A key message is that leadership not requires management level, so could be done also from the middle or the bottom. This is important for our modern flexible company structures, where the project groups change from situation to situation.
But nevertheless is this really enough, should the sentence not get extended, as we need mangers, which are leaders, or in other words “do the right thing right”?
Even if you have the best intentions, if the execution of the project is not adequate, results can be fostering the problem, instead of solving it. No need to say that bad ideas, perfectly executed are even worse.
For this mangers require relevant business ethics and sustainability trainings, but on the other hand leaders have to be identified and receive adequate management skills.
Pushing limits is a part of leadership, but it depends on the limit. Employees can not work more than 100%. Limits may be drawn by laws. Of course, a leader should not pass such red lines, including motivate employees to do so.
Leadership proves marketing leaders the most successful by which others are developed over time. When leaders bring their best selves to work for their staff and clients, success is sure to follow.
14 months ago
A Manager is just that..someone who manages the entire operation of his/her responsibility. They strive to hit their goals in customer service, finances and operational improvements. A leader inspires a team to excel together through example and coaching. The role is constant in terms of employee focus and they strive to ensure each team member is functioning to their highest level and constantly raising the bar of performance. This includes regular coaching sessions to ensure each employee is involved and part of that team. Company goals will excel through this style of leadership and success will always follow. Even in downturns, the team evolves, discusses and adapts to deal with issues under a competent leader.