PART 4: LEADING YOUR PEOPLE
WHAT IT MEANS TO LEAD YOUR PEOPLE
You are a leader. Management and leadership are not the same thing. The difference is simple: you manage things; you lead people. Admiral Grace Murray Hopper coined this elegant, clear distinction. Yet there is still a lot of confusion on this point, so let’s take a closer look at some of the nuances.
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Leadership and management work hand in hand, but they are fundamentally different concepts.
Management is task-focused. It is short term. It is a series of checklists and to-do’s that ensure the work gets done. It is taking actions to hit a budget number or deliver a project on time. Management is how we execute tasks to achieve ...