Simple Stated: Which are you?
Leaders Tend to:
- Stress relationships with others, values and commitment – the emotion and spiritual aspects of the organization.
- Create and articulate a vision of what the organization could achieve in the long run.
- Move the organization in new directions – being unsatisfied with maintaining the status quo.
- Empower people to act on their own to achieve objectives.
- Favor taking risks and making changes.
- Generate a feeling of meaning in work – its value and importance.
- Frequently think strategically.
- Have an insatiable passion to continuously develop themselves – eager to learn.
Managers Tend to:
- Stress organization, coordination, and control of resources (e.g. plant, equipment, and people).
- Focus on the achievement of short term objectives and goals.
- Concentrate on maximizing results from existing functions and systems.
- Insist that people check with him/her on every detail before act.
- Fear uncertainty and act cautiously.
- Enforce fulfillment of agreements.
- Seldom think strategically.
- Tend not to push themselves to learn new things.