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Top 10 Differences Between Managers and Leaders

Top 10 Differences Between Managers and Leaders | Balance: People & Business | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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I like the simplicity of this video, and I don't disagree with anything they say fundamentally.  In fact I think they are right on the mark with the exception of their use of the word "follower."  They say that Leaders produce followers, but I believe leaders produce leaders.  They may be front line employees who do not lead anyone else, but instead of following they lead out in their sphere of responsibilities.

 

So other than a little nuance in semantics this is a great video.

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Small business owners in particular, often fail to understand the different roles played by leaders and managers, and as a consequence their businesses suffer because of either a lack of leadership or a lack of management.

 

To clearly understand the differing roles played by leaders and managers, a business owner needs firstly to understand, the key differences between managers and leaders.

 

This excellent short video, offers ten clear differentiators between leaders and managers, and suggests that businesses require both leadership and management to be successful.

donhornsby's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:55 AM

From Daniel Watson: This excellent short video, offers ten clear differentiators between leaders and managers, and suggests that businesses require both leadership and management to be successful.

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 2, 2013 9:06 AM

Although Leader and Manager behaviors are different they often are and must be performed by the same person, so a critical skill is determining when to manage and when to lead. 

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How to Solve the #1 Problem with Meetings | Leadership Freak

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The problem with meetings is bosses run them. No one can .... E.g.
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One of the greatest ways to identify and thus solve problems is collaboration with your team.  When collaboration is healthy and ideas are shared freely then creativity enters the room and problems become yesterday's issues.

 

Possibly one of the greatest barriers to collaboration is how collaboration meetings are held.  This article points out one of the ways these meetings are hindered.

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Creative Thinking Exercise - SCAMPER around KC by Woody Bendle | The Brainzooming Group

Creative Thinking Exercise - SCAMPER around KC by Woody Bendle | The Brainzooming Group | Balance: People & Business | Scoop.it
Here's a new guest post by Woody Bendle as he looks around Kansas City for applications of a creative thinking exercise called SCAMPER. Similar to the Trait Transformation creative thinking exercis...
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Inside The Rationality Movement That Has Silicon Valley Buzzing With Positive Thinking

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The Center for Applied Rationality uses science-based techniques that are giving the self-help industry a run for its money. See them here.
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Strategic Thinking - When Does Doing Things for Free Become Getting Paid? | The Brainzooming Group

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Having More Women Leaders Is Good for Business - Gallup.com

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Women make up more than their share of the consumer market, but less than their share of business leadership. That's bad for employee engagement and company performance.
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Take a walk and ideate - Bangalore Mirror

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Breaking by going for a stroll in the midst of work boosts creativity, experts say
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Igniting innovation: how hot companies fuel growth from within - Successful entrepreneurship

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'Crucial conversation': Navigate organizational types to challenge the status quo - BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)

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BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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Interesting use of cultural models. I wonder though if it is too simple. Can organizations made up of so many people really act that direct and answer those questions so clearly.
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Creative Thinking - 9 Tips to Amplify Creativity in Any Business by John Q. Harrington | The Brainzooming Group

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Debunking Myths About Worker Passion - Forbes

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A new Deloitte report finds 88% of workers and managers lack passion for their work. Find out why
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Paving the Path for Innovation Purpose and Closing the Alignment Gap

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Defining the organizational purpose and promoting organizational alignment are two key factors for creating a culture that supports innovation. In this series of articles focused on Innovation Culture, we are going to share insights and cases of organizations that implemented innovation programs (and less structured initiatives) with the involvement of a wide range of managers and employees.
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Messy Desks Encourage Creative Thinking

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Researchers have discovered that messy desks encourage creative thinking while clean desks encourage socially-responsible decision making.
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You don't need authority. Build your influence.

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How Thinking About Others Improves Our Creativity

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10 Ways to Jumpstart Innovation - Huffington Post

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"If you only do what you've always done, you'll only get what you've always got." That pithy argument for original thinking has been attributed to Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, and Mark Twain, just to name a few--but whoever said it was de...
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Want To Improve? Know Your Strengths - Business 2 Community

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We’ve all struggled to overcome something we don’t like about ourselves. Why is it so hard to change a single bad habit? The tabloids have talented and famous people splashed across their headlin…
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I love this reminder to turn our focus away from improving our weaknesses as society continually tells us to. Through comparing ourselves to others, by placing our worth on things that don't matter we turn towards improving ourselves when we should turn to our strengths to leverage them to improve the world around us in only the way we can.
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The Simple Secret to Cultivating Creative Thinking

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How many good ideas have you had today? Probably more than you think. There's something creative people instinctively do that helps them develop and utilize their flashes of genius. What do they know that you don't?
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Value Acceleration

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We've all had a project we worked hard to meet a deadline. By adding value acceleration events you can create new, untapped capacity with the same workforce
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The U.S. Intelligence Community's Creativity Challenge

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"Why isn’t the IC clamoring—like so many other organizations—to think creatively about the increasingly complex world it is supposed to understand?"
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Is Your Workplace Turning You Into a Zombie? - Huffington Post

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7 steps to problem solving for non-genuises - Standard-Examiner

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“There is nothing that is a more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over and expect the results to be different.” -Albert Einstein By learning new ways...
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Creative Innovation (Pt 12): Associative Thinking - Influencing and Problem Solving by Mike Lehr

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This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Creative InnovationIt’s difficult to discuss creative innovation without addressing associative thinking (aka Intersectional ThinkingTM).
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Fix It! - 10 Steps to More Effective Problem-Solving - Huffington Post

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Primary pupils puzzle over challenges

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Problem solving, team work and strategic thinking were all needed by pupils taking part in puzzle challenge days.
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