“You can’t always wait for the guys at the top to give permission to do your job. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager has some sphere of autonomy and accountability. “Teach your managers not to pass the buck. Teach them to Lead.”

— Dr. Carole Stovall

Managers are not always prepared to be leaders. But, your organization benefits if they are. Let the experienced team of experts at SLS Global help transform your managers into leaders who can impact your bottom line.

In his 1989 book “On Becoming a Leader,” Warren Bennis composed a list of the major differences between a manager and a leader:

  • The manager administers; the leader innovates.
  • The manager is a copy; the leader is an original.
  • The manager maintains; the leader develops.
  • The manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on people.
  • The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust.
  • The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.
  • The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
  • The manager has his or her eye always on the bottom line; the leader’s eye is on the horizon.
  • The manager imitates; the leader originates.
  • The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
  • The manager is the classic good soldier; the leader is his or her own person.
  • The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.