What separates managers from leaders?
There’s quite a difference between someone who manages people to do a job and someone who leads, influences, empowers, supports and leaves a lasting affect on those who follow.
One way to identify a leader is to observe how they handle challenges. Leaders make decisions every day. Decisions that are not always easy or popular, but ones they have to make for the good of their team or business.Leaders are confident in making those tough decisions because they know what they stand for and what they stand against.
Leaders know when to step up and take the reigns and when to rely on their team.Leaders know their values, live into them and lead by them.
Leaders know their weaknesses and know when to seek help.
Leaders know they have influence and act accordingly.
Leaders are confident in their abilities because they know that they are enough – smart enough, qualified enough, experienced enough – good enough!When you experience a great leader, you compare all that follow to them.