File this one in ‘Today’s Random Thoughts’
There are those that use the terms Manager and Leader interchangeably, but there are dramatic differences.
A Manager is one who sees chaos around them, and tries to control it. They try to quell the uprising, and maintain the status-quo. They’re the ones who will do everything they can to make sure that the machine keeps running.
A Leader is one who looks at that same chaos and tries to harness it. Instead of simply keeping the machine running, they encourage those around them to tear it apart and build something better.
A Manager wants to keep control.
A Leader wants to give control to those who are ready for it.
The list could go on and on, but we’ll stop there for now.
The question is: Which are you? Or, which do you want to be—a Manager or a Leader?