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Thought for Monday, September 18, 2023

You manage things; you lead people.

Grace Murray Hopper

Management and leadership, while often used interchangeably, are fundamentally different concepts that serve unique purposes in the workplace. Managing things entails overseeing tasks, schedules, and resources to ensure that objectives are met. It's essentially about control and efficiency. Leadership, on the other hand, is all about inspiring and motivating people. It's the art of tapping into human potential, understanding what makes each individual tick, and guiding them toward a shared vision. You can manage spreadsheets, deadlines, and inventories, but when it comes to people, it's not about management; it's about leadership—because people don't follow plans, they follow passion.


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