Managers abound but leaders are still at a premium. Managers manage inventories, supplies, and data. They are number crunchers. Leaders catalyze, stretch, and enhance people. Managers push and direct. Leaders pull and expect. Leaders are exhilarated by identifying and enhancing their people’s strengths. The very nature of management must be perceived in a new way. In practical reality, management is an ever-changing, ever-dynamic system of interacting minds. In the future – and the 96 future is almost here – managing minds and spirits will be the name of the game.
Tough Minded Leadership – by Joe Batten