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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Manager VS Leader

The differences between a Manager and a Leader:

The manager drives people, the leader coaches them.

The manager depends on authority, the leader on good will.

The manager inspires fear, the leader inspires enthusiasm.

The manager says “I”, the leader says “WE”.

The manager says “Get here on time”, the leader gets there ahead of time.

The manager fixed blame for the breakdown, the leader fixes the breakdown.

The manager knows how it is done, the leader shows how.

The manager says “Go”, the leader says “Let’s go”.

The manager uses people, the leader develops them.

The manager sees today, the leader also looks at tomorrow.

The manager commands, the leader asks.

The manager never has enough time, the leader makes time for things that count.

The manager is concerned with things, the leader is concerned with people.

The manager works hard to produce, the leader works hard to help people to produce.

The manager takes the credit, the leader gives it.

So, do you want to be a manager or leader?

Be a manager if you want to survive alone.

Be a leader if you want to live along with your people together.

Reference:
Quoted from presentation slides attached to a forwarded email. Slides Prepared by Leong Ai Ying, 30 Oct 2004 (as stated in the slides).

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