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One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership by MIKE FIGLIUOLO

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PART 4: LEADING YOUR PEOPLE

CHAPTER 14

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 ...

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