Many People Can Manage, But What Makes a Leader?

The business world is filled with people who can effectively manage tasks and departments to deliver results, but what happens when these managers are promoted up a level?

Before we continue to look at how people can make the step up from management to leadership, firstly let’s understand better what it is that effective managers do.

Managers are predominantly in place to make sure that systems and processes are in place to deliver the end results the business or department are looking for. They make sure that the people who report to them understand and follow the processes in order to deliver the agreed results. Their focus is primarily focussed on the targets or bottom line results and as such their mindset is mainly short term.

Often, managers are a copy of the manager or managers that they have had before, bringing with them both positive and negative behaviours they experienced as a junior.

One of the biggest overhead costs on any business Profit and Loss Statement is almost always- wages, but what are business owners really doing to turn this cost into an investment?


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