Do you need managers or leaders?


Feedback is vital. Managers and leaders (and everyone, in reality) must learn to give feedback.

Don’t assume they know how to.

Also, don’t assume supervisors/ managers are “leaders.”

Both roles involve influencing others, setting goals, providing feedback, and achieving results. Both roles can be influential and require effective communication (to and with each individual, hence why communication styles may need to change throughout the day).

It’s important to note that in practice, many individuals can exhibit both managerial and leadership qualities, and successful leaders often incorporate good management practices.

The distinction between the two roles is not always rigid, and effective leaders may also possess strong managerial skills when needed.

Here’s a chart from The HR Lady® outlining the key differences and similarities between a manager and a leader:

~ Wendy Sellers, The HR Lady ®

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Wendy Sellers
Wendy Sellers, known as “The HR Lady®,” is a dedicated HR consultant and business partner of all size businesses, a conference speaker, and management trainer who specializes in understanding the unique culture and goals of organizations in order to improve business outcomes.

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