succesful managers lead by definition

The principle of “managing” is to get things “done”. There is no doubt that in order to get things done in complex organisations today, modern leadership skills are required. So instead of narrow labelling of professionals into manager or leader I prefer to measure how succesful managers are, and succesful managers are strong leaders by definition. 

There is no such thing as an abstract, remote, manager that moves organisations by mails abd spreadsheets from an ivory tower.

This logic does not hold the other way though, fantastic leaders are not necissarily great managers. Often visionary leaders require a team of strong managers around them to execute their dreams.

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