It is understandable that many do not realise that there is a BIG difference between being a manager and being a leader.
Our world, our corporations and our businesses have many managers that have displayed unique abilities within their positions, however this does not always boil down to them being exceptional leaders.
Only 5% of our worlds organisations have fully implemented development at all levels and 58% of the worlds top organisations say that one of their main priorities is filling leadership skill gaps.
No wonder our managers DO NOT KNOW HOW TO LEAD!
THE BOTTOM LINE IS:
more money is spent on leadership development than any other corporate training in the world yet 71% of companies do not feel that their leaders can successfully lead them into the future!!!! SHOCKING!
So what is the difference between a mediocre manager and a successful leader?
- Leaders step up and take responsibility.
- Leaders give feedback not criticsm
- Leaders share knowledge.
- Leaders show gratitude.
- Leaders discuss ideas not people.
In essence an exceptional leader is one who is focussed more on growing others than tearing them down.