The manager (supervisor) supports, while the leader develops. The manager focuses on systems and structure, the leader focuses on people. The manager relies on control; the leader inspires confidence. The manager asks how and when, while the leader asks what and why. The manager looks at the profit; the leader looks to the future. The manager does things right; the leader does the right things.
Do you agree with these statements?
Answer: In general, this is true. You can add that the leader is a philosopher, the one who paves the way, while the manager executes, knowing how to organize the necessary team on the spot to perform specific tasks. It may even be a head of state.
A manager has the ability to set goals correctly and specifically. These goals must be measurable because what cannot be measured cannot be controlled.
A leader has the ability to see the future and pass this vision on to his subordinates, managers, who turn it into concrete plans, specifications, and work on implementation.
Question: Is the leader’s vision a natural skill or can it be acquired?
Answer: People are born with it. They are born as leaders, or as good executives, or managers. These are completely different mindsets, psychologies, and perceptions of the world.
A manager is engaged in planning activities, time constraints, determining responsibilities and priorities. A leader is not only responsible for the results, but also bears personal responsibility, he inspires and motivates.
From Kab.TV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20