The important point here is the second sentence: Both are quite necessary for a successful business, but rarely does someone completely master the traits of both. First step to working well with others? Know thyself. “The world is filled with managers and leaders. Both are quite necessary for a successful business, but rarely does someone completely master the traits of both. Often visionary entrepreneurs are moved aside for someone who can keep things steady and smooth. Of course when companies grow complacent, it’s the leader who charts a new direction and… Read more Take This Important Quiz: Are You a Better Manager or Leader? →
Great ideas here that get me thinking about appraisal for our systems: Why not have annual performance reviews for our key systems as well as people? What would a 360 review of a system look like? Have the system itself gave evidence of its own effectiveness? “When it comes to measurement, systems matter much more than people do. If your processes are broken, it doesn’t matter whether you’ve hired the best in the business; both performance and results will suffer at the hand of a poor system. The reverse is… Read more Why Measuring Systems Matters More Than Measuring People →
“Companies typically hold meetings with one goal in mind: to get things done. Why is it, then, that most meetings only serve as a time sink? Well, perhaps not so surprisingly, a major reason is because most people–up to 92 percent–multitask during meetings, making them far less efficient than they could be.” via The Cost of Unproductive Meetings Infographic | Inc.com.
This post describes beautifully the chasm between management and leadership, using the metaphors of startups and companies: “We know that a startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. The corollary for an enterprise is: A company is a permanent organization designed to execute a repeatable and scalable business model. Once you understand that existing companies are designed to execute, then you can see why they have a hard time with continuous and disruptive innovation.” http://feeds.inc.com/~r/home/updates/~3/MGyJa_cFKDo/story01.htm
“In today’s business world there is too much management and not enough leadership. A lot of people ask me to explain the difference between the two, which I do in the video below. Both are important, but in a world that’s changing faster and faster, great leadership is especially important.” via The Perils of Confusing Management and Leadership – Forbes.