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Simple leadership test to tell if you are one

Three photos from a recent run through Walt Disney World. Today’s message follows these pictures.

 

Downtown Disney West Side rear entrance
Downtown Disney West Side, rear entrance.

 

House of Blues at Downtown Disney
House of Blues at Downtown Disney

 

Disney Quest at Downtown Disney
Disney Quest at Downtown Disney

 

Most salaried professionals think they are a leader.

Most are not leaders.

They are managers.

And as such have varying degrees of effectiveness.

Simple leadership test to tell if you are one.

The day-to-day belongs to the managers.

The future belongs to the leaders.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

4 replies on “Simple leadership test to tell if you are one”

Jeff,

You nailed it on this! Amazing how so many “leaders” who are really managers in disguise think they are doing great leadership, only to find out that they are really task masters. Ask a micromanager if he or she is a leader, and the response is often, “Absolutely!”

I asked that question the other day – what is the difference between a manager and leader – and the person answered, “They are the same, just different titles.” It blew my mind.

Bob

Bob, thank you. Fun to read what was top of mind 100 mornings ago. How this stuff surfaces day after day is quite remarkable. And true. 🙂

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