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 â€œleaderâ€ and a â€œmanagerâ€.
However, I just read Seth Godinâ€™s Tribes, and in it he writes this distinction:
- â€œManagement is about manipulating resources to get a known job done.â€
- â€œLeadership is about creating change that you believe in.â€ (p. 14)
Both worthy goals – and certainly not exclusive goals – but I am better at – and enjoy – creating change more than manipulating resources.