Leader or Manager

This triggered my gag reflex the first time I read it but after I read it a few times my stomach settled down and now I think I might kind of like it.

Many people have tried to articulate what the difference is between a “leader” and a “manager”.

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However, I just read Seth Godin’s Tribes, and in it he writes this distinction:

  • “Management is about manipulating resources to get a known job done.”
  • “Leadership is about creating change that you believe in.” (p. 14)

Both worthy goals – and certainly not exclusive goals – but I am better at – and enjoy – creating change more than manipulating resources.

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