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Rules Successful Companies Use to Attract and Keep Top Talent by David Russo

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3. Cultivate Leadership, Not Management, and Know the Difference!

I’m not one for didactic, nonnegotiable statements of fact, but I’m going to risk one here. The reason? The science of management is quite well known, and the difference between managers and leaders is clear. So here goes: Managers direct and control; they deploy, coordinate, delegate, and manipulate resources. But managers are not necessarily leaders. Whereas managers administrate, leaders have the power to influence, to motivate, even inspire, and those are distinctly different traits. Indeed, true leadership is the ability to display attributes that make people want to follow.

Whereas managers can be provincial, selective, even guarded, leaders are inclusive, passionate, and ...

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