Guest Post – Leaders vs. Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart

Here’s a great infographic and guest post on the difference between leaders and managers.  I am a strong believer that these are two different skills different sides of the same coin, and that we need both in order to be successful.

Guest Post – Leaders V Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart

Let’s set the record straight.

Everyone who is a great leader isn’t necessarily a great manager. And great managers aren’t necessarily great leaders.

So when it comes to the Leaders vs. Managers debate, where do you land?

Here’s a list of 17 traits that separate the two. Go down the list and check off which ones match you. Most of us have some qualities of each. For example, do you have 10 Leader traits and 7 Manager traits? Or the reverse? Are you happy with the answer?

Make sure to tell us in the comments section below!



This article was written by Lisa McKale. Lisa has an extensive background in content development and hands-on management. Over the past 24 years, she’s served in a number of roles, as a writer, editor and leader. The original article can be found here.


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