Leaders say “I trust you, let me know how your doing”, Managers say “Show me what your doing and let me show you how to do it”.
Leaders say “Keep me posted on your progress”, Managers says “Let me know where you are with this and before you do anything else, touch base with me”.
Leadership and management aren’t the same thing although they can get pretty close.Both of them deal with people and both of them require trust but it’s in the approach that it varies. A manager will always make the call, show the way and stay pretty close to the situation. A leader will ultimately make the call but will invite others to participate and even trust others with an idea, they will suggest a certain way and want updates near the situation. Can you see the differences or similarities?
A manager doesn’t let others lead. Leaders let others lead. Manager doesn’t have high trust and is accountable for everything. A leader gives high trust and high accountability.
Which one are you more like?