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The Difference Between Managing & Leading

Managers cuss. Leaders discuss.

Managers stew. Leaders do.

Managers resolve. Leaders involve.

Managers spare. Leaders share.

Managers pare. Leaders dare.

Managers require. Leaders inspire.

Managers preach. Leaders teach.

Managers depress. Leaders impress.

Managers detect. Leaders respect.

Managers haze. Leaders praise.

Managers control. Leaders extol.

Managers remand. Leaders expand.

Managers react. Leaders enact.

Managers yank. Leaders thank.

Managers bray. Leaders pay.

Managers follow rules. Leaders make them.

Managers dread failure. Leaders learn from it.

Managers are afraid to make mistakes. Leaders turn mistakes into new businesses.

Managers do things right. Leaders do the right things.

Managers do things that translate into action. Leaders do things that translate into vision.

Managers do things that demand results. Leaders do things that expand opportunities.

Managers do things that protect the status quo. Leaders do things to make their companies grow.

Managers think and work inside the box. Leaders are happier working and thinking outside the box.

Managers ask, �What�s wrong with the company?� Leaders ask, �What�s right for the company?�

(Lao-tzu once wrote: �When the best leader�s work is done the people say, �We did it ourselves!�� He believed that leadership should benefit the followers, and recommended, �To lead people, walk behind them.�)

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