The shift from manager to leader isn’t an easy one. It is the most massive leap any executive will make in an organization.
Before drilling deep into the “Big Leap,” let’s unpack the distinction between leader and manager.
The word manager means “to bring about, to control, to plan, to direct, to accomplish, to have charge of or responsibility for, and to conduct.” This definition alone offers hints to the magnitude of the gap an executive faces.
Contrast that against the definition of being a leader, which means “influencing, empowering, guiding in direction, course, action, and opinion.” Do you hear the nuance which when unraveled alters the very fabric of who you are from a doing thinking entity to a creative, inspiring force?
You see leadership is the highest calling in an organization as you accept responsibility not merely for your career, your company’s future, but that of every individual under your care. This attitude repositioning is not insignificant. It requires a metamorphosis in behavior, action, and thought process. Read More→