Both managers and leaders occupy positions of power but the two roles are still very different. This great infographic by MTD takes a look at the key aspects of both managers and leaders. Managers are more fixed, focusing on the task at hand until it’s complete and measuring results in terms of efficiency. On the other hand, leaders are more flexible, putting their focus on inspiring, empowering and the satisfaction of the group. While managers are usually appointed, leaders tend to emerge naturally. As the infographic reminds us, not every leader is a manager but every manager has to show leadership.
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