LMA, who I will be working with this year, have published this great article http://leadershipmanagement.com.au/leading-versus-managing-spot-the-difference/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Monthly%20LMA&utm_content=Monthly%20LMA+CID_3870af92574d1bd9883cb858242b609e&utm_source=LMA%20Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Leaders%20versus%20Managers%20Spot%20the%20Difference
It gets to the heart of the difference between leaders and managers. Thinking back to culture and absenteeism, someone who manages the tasks and the details will create a culture very different to someone who leads and engages the team.
Leaders do not necessarily have a formally assigned role as leader – as many of us have found when you meet the “opinion leader” or voice of the team. Many employees wield immense influence over others from a position well within the structure and without formal authority.
Leadership development must be on your radar this year
1. Put it on your personal professional development plan. Even if you do not want to formally be a leader, be conscious of how you behave, communicate and influence others. That is the essence of leadership
2. Consider coaching to help improve your skills in leading yourself. How you manage and deal with your own stress. How you can take action to make the changes that you desire. What is your career plan