10 Ways Leaders Differ From Managers

10 Ways Leaders Differ From Managers

  1. Mangers manage things; Leaders lead people
  2. Managers live in the present; Leaders live in the future
  3. Managers have employees; Leaders have followers
  4. Managers react to change; Leaders create change
  5. Managers have good ideas; Leaders implement them
  6. Managers communicate; Leaders persuade
  7. Managers direct groups; Leaders create teams
  8. Managers try to be heroes; Leaders make heroes
  9. Managers take credit; Leaders take responsibility
  10. Managers exercise power over people; Leaders exercise power with people
Source: Item 1, Grace Hopper; Item 2, Richard H. Ryder; Items 3-10, You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader, Mark Sanborn