One Contrast Between Leaders and Managers

One contrast between a manager and a leader is that good managers enjoy stability…

The best managers love systems that work…

…While leaders love chaos…

They may not admit it, because it sounds somewhat morbid, but leaders love when things are just a little messy…

The truth is leaders love fixing a problem…

Leaders love leading a charge through adversity…

Leaders love a challenge…

It’s not that leaders don’t want things that work well…

Leaders just thrive on change…on adrenaline…

Since, leaders are heads up more than heads down…

…And tend to see the big picture over the details…

Real leaders thrive best when everyone else is looking for a leader.

He or she loves figuring out solutions to different situations….

Leaders love forming a new strategy…

Leaders love shaping a team through rough waters…

Leaders love attaining those things everyone else said couldn’t be attained…

Leaders love to lead…

In fact, if things get too comfortable…well…I wrote about that concept HERE.

Considering this observation, are you more of a leader or a manager? (Read THIS POST for more on this subject)

Be honest leaders: Do you agree? (Feel free to disagree.)

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11 thoughts on “One Contrast Between Leaders and Managers

  1. I agree Ron, I think there is a part of leaders that actually likes the chaos and leaders know how to create it at tolerable levels for those they are leading. To quote Kevin Ford – "Leadership is creating change at a rate people can tolerate."

    • Well, that’s probably a better way to say it Jason, but honestly, most the leaders I know get very bored if there isn’t something to fix, solve, or lead. Actually I think it’s the disarray that keeps them challenged and motivated.