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Myth: Management and Leadership are the Same Things

It’s possible to be a great manager and not a great leader, or vice versa. Rarely, individuals are both at the same time.

The minute a process needs to be changed, either because of internal or external forces, the manager who lacks leadership ability often struggles t...

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The title “manager” implies exactly this. The Oxford Dictionary defines “manage” as to “be in charge of (a company, establishment, or undertaking).” Surely that means, as a manager, you command and people jump? If only it were that simple.

No matter the title, you don’t in...

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This myth may be a bit surprising. You’ve likely known or read about someone who seems to have the golden touch when it comes to management.

The reason for such success is often misunderstood. Usually, it’s attributed to the manager’s ability to organize people, institute processes, and ad...

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