Managing vs. leading
I ran across an infographic recently that charted out the differences between managing and leading. Some key differences between managers and leaders listed include:
- count value;
- focus on systems and structure; and
- always has his or her eye on the bottom line.
- create value;
- focus on people; and
- challenge the status quo.
However, an executive needs to learn to do both, which is why IÃ¢ÂÂm so passionate about leadership, and learning all that I can about how to be a better leader and manager.
It is also why my colleague Anthony Demangone, NAFCUÃ¢ÂÂs executive vice president and COO, and I got together and wrote a book on leadership and management development for executives, managers and those that aspire to be titled Ã¢ÂÂManaging and Leading Well.Ã¢ÂÂ
The tagline of our book, Ã¢ÂÂIt ainÃ¢ÂÂt rocket science, but itÃ¢ÂÂs still hard work,Ã¢ÂÂ captures the point of what we are trying to accomplish. As we wrote in our introduction: Ã¢ÂÂThis book is not about imparting never-before-revealed Ã¢ÂÂsecretsÃ¢ÂÂ of management.Ã¢ÂÂ It should serve as a guide, Ã¢ÂÂa straightforward and honest companion as you strive to better lead the people...Ã¢ÂÂ
Are you intrigued? I would like nothing more than for you to read this book and let me know your thoughts. The book can be purchased here, or you can (and should) attend NAFCUÃ¢ÂÂs upcoming Management and Leadership Institute conference, Oct. 6-10 in Philadelphia, to receive a free copy. I look forward to seeing you there!