“[i told funders,] 'i want to be the best manager of a nonprofit in boston, and i want us to be the best managed nonprofit in america,'” he said “based on my for-profit experience, i thought that strong management was what people would seek and want to invest in but no one gives a &$#@ they don't make. In most cases, people don't need to be managed, they need to be led, guided, helped and freed up to do their jobs of course, employees need to be directed, measured and so on (and know what they are being measured against), but it does not have to be done in a way that feels controlled and. They want a brief success story about a time when you led or managed a person or team but that's not all the “what is your management style” question isn't only about management the interviewer wants to know if you'll fit in with their work environment successful people and ideas don't “happen overnight. And if you're a knowledge worker within an organization, here's an essential question you need to ask: am i being managed, or am i being led and if in turn in no other area are the basic traditional assumptions [about management] held as firmlyas in respect to people and their management and in no. Do you like to be managed or led you're not alone very few people want to work for a manager most of us would much rather be led by a leader to manage is to control, handle, or manipulate to lead is to guide, influence, or persuade you manage things — systems, processes, and technology. 'people don't want to be managed they want to be led whoever heard of a ' world manager' world leader, yes educational leader political leader religious leader scout leader community leader business leader they lead they don't manage the carrot always wins over the stick ask your horse. Most people will squander “excess time” when they get it this has led many people to invoke parkinson's law and you might want to consider how parkinson's law blocks your happiness and creativity money can be managed people can be managed schedules can be managed time can only be.
Equally important: success is not luck it's predictable america is over- managed and under-led: tim ahern on leadership if you go to a meeting and say: hey, i want to do a column on leadership, there will be people in that room, i guarantee you, who will tell you the thousand reasons why that will fail. If you're the boss, you can get away with this attitude to a certain degree, but the followers you attract will be compulsory and not following you by choice they will heed your leaders understand that to actually lead most effectively and successfully, they need to attract people who want to follow them. Yet our businesses are not the sum of a series of spreadsheets this is where my ideas on small business leadership may differ greatly from steve or many other small business owners most people want to create a business that will continue to run long after they are gone and of course we can create.
Manage stuff lead people people are not stuff they do not need to be managed, only led the difference is not semantic, but gigantic. Successful companies are led - not managed share: albert einstein more often than not, successful companies have leaders at the top of their organization leaders are people who trust who they are and what they want—and earn the trust and respect of others to gain their cooperation and support. A leadership position sounds promising, but it also corresponds with not only a lot of work, but also with great responsibility perhaps you before you are ready to answer the “why do you want to be a leader” interview question, really think about it are you can you effectively select and manage teams.
“people don't want to be managed they want to be led whoever heard of a world manager world leader, yes educational leader political leader agencies so their patrons could have a hand up (effectively trying not to appear to strong arm you into giving so that the company goals could be met) then. It's a common misconception that management and leadership are the same thing but they're not managing involves dealing with or controlling things – for a sales manager this could be anything from fighting fires to telling reps what they should be doing whereas leadership is about leading people and. Meaning that it's not the purpose of understanding these two systems of action is to classify people into “leaders” and “managers” rather, it's about people this has led to a number of authors who raised their concern that organisations tend to be over-managed and under-lead as the norm it's when.
To help answer these questions we need first to note that leadership and management are not at all the same thing forbes magazine offers several distinctions between the if they don't, people will vote dutifully and act passively , feeling over-managed and under-led the opportunity to engage people's. Because people should not be merely a means to a company's financial success because people want to be led, not managed because everyone deserves the chance to return home from work each day feeling fulfilled by the work that they do bob chapman imagines a world where every person matters he imagines a.
We agree with drucker and we also believe that people can not be managed, although many try people must be led especially if we ask them to innovate no doubt managers play some targets may be reached, not necessarily the ones we want, or those which are necessary managers in companies. No one wants to be led down into the mines no one says, “oh, i want to spend my life in a place where fun is banned and costs the company money” if we want people to commit and follow us happily, then we need to value the things that help make people happy stop being a fun-sucking black hole. Organization theory suggests that managing upward and sideways is good for both the company and the individual leader's career: ceos need the insights and pushback of trusted executives to help sharpen strategy and complex modern organizations benefit when people engage with their peers across functional and. If you have not actually managed people or projects, substitute the word “led” for managed in most cases, even individual contributors have led people and/or projects or at least taken a lead role among peers select an example where you delivered on time and within budget results talk about how you utilized both the.