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While some people seem to be natural born leaders or managers, it is a comfort to know that we can all learn to improve.  I assumed that leaders and managers were all one in the same, but a closer look shows that their focus and the results of their work are both different. Sometimes the best managers are not those with the strongest skill set, but rather those who can identify the best process and people to complete a shared goal. Leaders inspire others to make changes and the determination to see it unfold.  Coming up with goals or ideas is pretty easy for me, and even bringing (convincing?) my colleagues that we should do this is invigorating.  However, I really have to work at the project management aspect—I don’t always have the patience to work at the pace of education (much slower than industry).  I have a lot to learn here…

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