Are Managers Leaders?

The 108 skills describe leaders, not managers. Managers perform tasks similar to leaders, but being a manager does not make someone a leader. In The Nine Natural Laws of Leadership, I compare the leader and manager roles and describe the key distinctions between leaders and managers.

I explain that managers are given their role within the organization. They are expected to direct subordinates to fulfill their job requirements and accomplish their assigned responsibilities. Managers ensure subordinates comply with established procedures, rules, policies, and regulations. Manager action is based on defined responsibility, established authority, and required accountability. Managers are expected to get things done "by the book." ...

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