I don't believe that..and here is why.. anyone can become a good manager with learning, experience and practice. To be a leader you need to have some special characteristics which you can not learn, experience or practice.. for example, a company is going down, a good manager can do some marketing or financial magic and bring the company back into game.. but only a good leader keeps the employees and customers motivated, gives them strength and makes them keep faith in their management in adverse times..
Such as for a leader of a community, revolution, a nation.. a leader is one who has a vision, who has a belief, who has the strength not only to stay focussed but also to lift the spirits of followers up when everything is going against them.... but "as a diamond without being cut and polished won't shine so is a leader without knowledge and understanding"
The example i chose happen to be a leader who is also a manager but this need not be the case always...
A leader may not be at a higher level in the social, technical, managerial ladder...but always at the top leading the group, where he belongs to, lives or works
If you observe some of the leaders the world has seen so far, all great leader have some basic skills/attributes:
1. Knowledge: Clear understanding of the system, their goals/beliefs
2. Communication: All are great Orators
3. Judgement: Decision making skills
4. Selfless: they identify and nourish talent
5. Creativity: Imagination.Vision and creativity
6. Perseverance :motivated by a cause, to bring a change
I might have not use the right words, sentences but i've expressed myself... Anyone can be a good manager, only a few can be leaders
It's possible, but not probable as some people don't want to for whatever reason, want it too badly(can't be trusted), or prefer to neither lead nor follow. I think most people are fairly capable of it, but there will always be some who are just AWFUL at it for a variety of reasons.
Leaders have inborn qualities that flourish in right environment. Leaders are born and shaped by environment and if they manage to be in the right place in the right time, their abilities can change the course of actions that lead to important changes in the world:)
Yes, I believe that anyone can become a good leader if they realize their potential. A good leadership training course can show you how. But from there, it is all what you choose to do with the training. Most CEO's and managers are not the true leaders among us. This is a common misconception about leadership.
Potentially, yes. In all practicality, no.
Ego. People cling to their beliefs and values and will fight if these are threatened. Ego blinds them to the changes they need to make. Ego uses many vulnerabilities to accomplish this. Perhaps the most powerful one is fear -- fear of change, fear of being wrong -- and being wrong frequently equates to lack of survival or to death.
Leadership requires confidence (faith), responsibility, love and humility.
And humility is the antidote to ego, but too many see humility as a weakness.
In American politics, we have actors pretending to be leaders. But in actual fact, both Obama and Romney work for the Corporate Party elite which is slowly, methodically dismantling America. There's plenty of proof of this, but two simple examples will drive this point home.
Both voting and Roberts Rules of Order have been eliminated from the political process. It's now all scripted in advance. Our "leaders" are following the wrong masters and betraying their Oaths of Office.
Leaders inspire people to be better. They create oppurtunities for success for the team. I believe that anyone can inspire others given the circumstance. Creating opportunity for others given the field they are in. People follow leaders not because of title or how much money they make, people follow leaders because they want to be better themselves. A great leader allows others to grow and become good leaders. We are all capable of this its whether we have the mental fortitude to act on it is what separates leaders from followers.
by PJ Jones 10 years ago
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by ngureco 10 years ago
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by nightwork4 10 years ago
do you think you would make a good leader for your country?do you have what it takes to do the job and to do it so your country benefits from your leadership?
by marketingnotesja 10 years ago
Are you a "LEADER" or a "FOLLOWER"?We have people around us who are born leaders, while we have others who prefer to trod the path of others. What are you? A leader or a follower? or are you a little of both?
by mukesh26550 7 years ago
Different between leader and manager
by hubchief - pen name 11 years ago
I spent whole this evening debating the leadership however, I want to ask hubbers, what is leadership in your view. Define.. Do you think leaders and managers are the same or different?Only serious content please!
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