Differences Between Managers and Leaders
The manager administers;
the leader innovates.
The manager is a copy;
the leader is an original.
The manager maintains;
the leader develops.
The manager focuses on systems and structure;
the leader focuses on people.
The manager relies on control;
the leader inspires trust.
The manager has a short-range view;
the leader has a long-range perspective.
The manager asks how and when;
the leader asks what and why.
Managers have their eyes on the bottom line;
leaders have their eyes on the horizon.
The manager imitates;
the leader originates.
The manager accepts the status quo;
the leader challenges it.
The manager is the classic good soldier;
the leader is his own person.
The manager does things right;
the leader does the right thing.