Leadership vs Management
There is a false belief that just because a person is in a management position they are an effective leader. Management and leadership are two different skills. Managing people has to do with scheduling, profiling, placing, and so on. Even though this is a vital part of business it does not address the human aspect of the group. Leaders must first be people; complete with vulnerabilities, flaws, and concerns just as the people they must lead. We all have the need to be lead by someone who we can relate to. Managers may say "move that mountain." Leaders must say "Come help me move that mountain."
Too true. Like many other attributes to an individual, leadership skills can be subjective.
This is a good post! There are true leaders in management and then there are those who are managers but struggle or are incompetent to lead. It is always interesting to see the variations.