‘Be your own person, not someone who can be moulded.’
|--Elliot Whitehead, Boehringer Ingelheim|
Getting up every day just to make money will eventually feel pointless and demoralising. People want to add value, to feel that they have contributed to both the business and life around them in a positive way. Providing this context is just one of the leadership tasks that inspirational managers take on wholeheartedly because it matters to them, too.
First of all, don’t think about leading and managing as roles, think about them both as:
tasks you take on at different times in your day
perspectives you hold in different situations.
Inspirational managers understand ...