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;
– maintain;
– focus on systems and structure; and
– always has his or her eye on the bottom line.

– innovate;
– create value;
– focus on people; and
– challenge the status quo.

However, an executive needs to learn to do both, which is why I’m 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, NAFCU’s 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 “Managing and Leading Well.”

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