May 17, 2016 8:30 am
Leaders vs. managers. What is the difference? Is there a difference? Which are you? To help clearly depict the difference, images are more powerful than words. Just change the word “boss” for “manager” and you get the picture.
While managers tend to get a bad rap, there are some times that a leader needs to use some of the traits of a manager to get things done that are on a strict deadline. However, the more people adapt to you being a leader, the less often you will need to do that. The goal is to keep your employees motivated and engaged.
Here is a quick 10-question quiz to help you discover if you are a leader or a manager. While there’s more to it than these 10 questions, this will help you see what direction you lean towards and how to adjust.
If you answered “A” the majority of the time, you are probably more of a manager. If you answered “B” the majority of the time, you are more of a leader. Not all managers are leaders but all leaders have to be managers to some degree. Use these questions to help you discover areas of growth for becoming more of a leader people follow than a manager people submit to.
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