In a recent Jeanne Heartley Salon, there was some discussion of how assessments could be used to measuring “manager/leaders” — as usual. I was skeptical.
I believe that LEADERS are fundamentally different from managers.
I have only anecdotal information… but it is pretty strong anecdotal information.
The most recent case is a study of Steve Jobs. His death has generated a plethora of information distinguishing him from a “good manager.” Thank you to Dr. Blanton for sending me the short piece from Issacson (Jobs’ famous biographer) which outlines the way Jobs thought about leading– the “Think Different” approach that Jobs took. Each of the next few blogs I post on TEA will be referenced to the profound differences between leaders and managers. And they underscore my strong believe that we need to build LEADERS to differentiate ourselves from our competition in order to survive and thrive.