What’s the difference between a leader and a manager? A leader guides and steers the company, and a manager makes the necessary decisions to carry out the leader’s vision. While it may seem natural that a leader would be involved in day-to-day decision-making, the most successful leaders are the ones who give their managers and employees the power to make their own decisions.
According to an article published this week on the LifeHacker blog, a leader is like a parent. Teach the kids, give them guidance, but don’t make every decision for them.
To be an effective leader, you need to let the managers make decisions and field questions. Your time is better spent training others to carry out your vision for the organization. Be the visionary and the teacher, not the decision-maker.
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