Posted on June 17, 2013
In an article on Inc.com, Curt Richardson discusses the difference between being a manager and being a leader. Both are important, but they are not necessarily the same. Leaders have a vision that they are able to inspire others to support. Other people want to follow them and their vision. Managers, on the other hand, are skilled at executing a plan, paying attention to details, and showing their employees how to do that as well.
People are able to be both a leader and a manager, but usually are stronger in one aspect over another. It is important to know which area you are stronger in, so that you can find other people who complement you and will bring you and your projects to the top.