“The Power of Leadership”
The argument continues. Are good managers good leaders? Are good leaders good managers?
According to Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman in their book “First, Break All The Rules” great managers look inward, inside the company, into the individual, into the differences in styles, goals, needs and motivations of each person. They then find the right way to release each person’s unique talents into great performance. By contrast, great leaders look outward. They look out of the company, into the future, and seek alternative routes. They are visionaries, strategic thinkers, activators.
What Buckingham and Coffman are saying is that the core activities of a manager and a leader are very different. If you want great managers, let them concentrate on their talent: managing people. However, great managers need great management skills. If you do not have a program in your company to teach your supervisors and managers great management skills, you will not develop great managers in your company.
“There is no such thing as no chance. Don’t think about the things you can’t do. Think about the things you can do” … Sam Maitz – Leadership Management International.
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