Leadership and management are related and yet distinct disciplines.
Every leader needs management skills and every manager needs leadership skills. But the leadership-to-management ratio varies by position. What’s yours?
Here are 23-dimensional differences between the two disciplines. Review the differences and then ask yourself: “What leadership-to-management ratio does my current role require?” Then ask, “Where are my gaps and how can I close them?”
Lead as if you have no power. We are being asked to lead in increasingly-dynamic environments. Those who chase innovation will lead as if they have no power. Otherwise, your competitive advantage will expire faster than your adaptive capacity can keep pace.
Today, teams are built differently. Remote work has changed the way we interact and connect with our colleagues. While team-building activities and personal moments can easily slip through the cracks of your living room couch, valuable connection isn’t off the table. With intentional effort, your remote team can feel just as connected as an in-office team. Here are some LeaderFactor tried-and-true methods of remote connection:
Imposter syndrome. The all-too-common feeling of inadequacy that makes you doubt your successes and achievements. It occurs outside of the comfort zone and triggers a fear of exclusion that motivates you to work harder than necessary to prove your worth.