Friday, February 6, 2009

Leadership Vs. Management

This is especially meaningful now..

H/T: JohnScout

Through the years, many things have been said about leadership but few have put it as precisely and as accurately as Waite Phillips, donor of Philmont Scout Ranch, when he said:

The boss drives his men;
the leader coaches them.

The boss inspires fear;
the leader inspires enthusiasm.

The boss says “I”;
the leader says “We.”

The boss assigns tasks;
the leader sets the pace.

The boss says “Get here on time!”;
the leader gets there ahead of time.

The boss fixes blame for the breakdown;
the leader fixes the breakdown.

The boss knows how it’s done;
the leader shows how.

The boss makes work a drudgery;
the leader makes it a game.

The boss says “Go!”;
the leader says “Let’s go!”

The world needs leaders,
but nobody wants a boss.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Great Post!

In my recently published novel for pre-teens, Ian, the main character, struggles to understand the difference between management and leadership. I think that it is important to introduce these concepts to our youth at an early age.

All the best!
Eric Dana Hansen
Author of "IAN, CEO, North Pole"
http://www.ianceonorthpole.com