The World of Work, Part 4: Leaders and Managers: There is a Difference

Managers are a dime a dozen, but leaders are hard to find. That is why employees tell me often that do not know the purpose of their work, that no one ever tells them “thank you”, or that there is no communication in their workplace. They have managers, but managers are not necessarily leaders. Leaders inspire purpose, recognize employees often for exceptional work, and communicate often and well. There is a stark difference between the traits of leaders and managers, though they hopefully are embodied in the same person. This infographic from Resourceful Manager shows this difference:

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