I recently attended a business conference where Mark Sanborn, author of "You Don`t Need a Title to be a Leader" spoke about the differences between leading your employees, and managing your employees. I recently hired some part-time help to assist me with our upcoming tour, and what I found after the conference was that I was managing my employee too much, not leading enough.
Some quotables that Mark used to illustrate the difference between leaders and managers consisted of:
"Leaders sell. Managers tell."
"Leaders have power with people. Managers have power over people."
"Leaders try to make heroes of those around them. Managers try to be heroes."
"Leaders take responsibility. Managers take credit."
So after considering these quotes I ask you, are you a leader or a manager? And what makes you a good one?