I write about this topic from time-to-time but it never gets old. People still make this leadership mistake with great regularity.
The mistake they make is trying to use their leadership position to manage people. Let me say this yet again: managing people is impossible. People refuse to be managed, they want to be led.
For those of you who refuse to acknowledge the difference between managing and leading I say this: you are doomed to a life of limited leadership. Worse, you have sentenced the people you are supposed to be leading to a life of limited potential.
It really is that big of a deal that you understand the very real difference between managing and leading.
You manage things. Things like a budget, a building, and a process. You manage things that don?t think, don?t have feelings, don?t have goals and objectives, and don?t care one iota what…
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