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Leadership vs. Management … Distinct difference or Overlapping qualities?

Leadership vs Management

Leadership vs. Management

Do you know the difference? Are you a leader or a manager?

When reviewing this chart are you thinking, I am both?

Yes! It is possible to possess both qualities and personifications when you have the responsibility of overseeing other personnel at your job. Although, I must warn you there is a distinct difference of how you conduct yourself and communicate with others when being a LEADER vs being a MANAGER.

It all begins with how you envision your team’s abilities and how you communicate to your team. (Notice I said TEAM).

I will start by explaining how you envision your organization/company’s staff. To be a LEADER you look at your personnel as:

  • A TEAM, ones who have the knowledge and ability to be innovative
  • Capable of envisioning new methodologies to reach your company’s bottom line and/or performance measures
  • Valuable for their abilities and intelligence
  • Entrust in your TEAM to have ideas to evolve your organization or company

To be an effective LEADER you practice these key communications and listening skills:

  • Active Listening
  • Open communication

WARNING: You are NOT practicing effective LEADERSHIP qualities, Active Listening, or Open communication by exhibiting the following body language when listening to your TEAM:

  • Are continually looking and browsing your phone, IPad, tablet while others are speaking
  • Shaking your feet in irritation
  • Exhibiting disapproving facial expressions (Examples: Twisting your facial features, Pursing your lips, Rolling your eyes)
  • Speaking to other personnel while someone is talking to you
  • Lastly ….. interrupting

An effective LEADER can evolve from years of development, but majority of the time it is their natural intuitive nature.

To learn more about effective Organizational Leadership and/or TEAM building, contact Connections 4 Success LLC today to schedule one of our training sessions: (724) 664-9752 or vanessa@connections4success.org

What are thoughts on this topic? I would love to hear your feedback and continue this conversation. Remember, we are ALWAYS learning!