If most of your thoughts are original and you’re thinking for yourself about what to do next and in the future, you’re a leader.
If most of your thoughts are, “How can I find somebody to tell me what to do and what to think about next?”, you are functioning as a manager.
Are you a manager who is afraid to do your own thing because you’re not spending time thinking about the future?
This defines the difference between a manager and a leader.
Managers are not thinking about how to make things better now.
Managers are thinking about the status quo – how to maintain the current level of output.
In essence, managers are waiting to be told by someone.
Managers are waiting on someone who has a guarantee.
Managers are waiting on someone who will get blamed if something doesn’t work.
Managers don’t want to take a risk.
What if fails?
What if i get in trouble?
To do something that has never been done before and goes against conventional wisdom…this is not the thing a manager signs up for.
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