Sarita Johan presenting Build your Core
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In today's episode of Build your Core we are exploring the difference between a leader and a manager and which one do you need? It can be perceived that they are the same thing but in reality they are not. By being able to communicate this within your business you create a level of clarity and this ultimately results in your business being more effective.
What you need to know
So let’s start with what is leadership?
Being a leader is having the ability to influence and guide people to achieve the organisational goals of an organisation.
So, then what is management?
Management is making happen, to accomplish the goals of an organisation and being in charge of holding people to account and governing the conduct within.
What do leaders do?
They create a vision and inspire, ensuring there is the ability, capacity and resources to create the desired outcomes. A leader follows through on their decisions.
What are managers tasked with?
They execute and measure the vision with the resources available to them. Because managers measure they are super valuable and can assess where changes need to be made that would benefit the employee the most.
Which one do we need? We need both.
There are some misunderstandings on each of them such as only people at the top are the leaders, this is not true you can find leaders across many different areas of your business each bringing their own unique styles and experiences to the table. There is no one style for effective leadership, in actual fact different situations will require different leadership. The 2 key ingredients they have is authenticity and self-awareness as well as a dose of resilience. As a leader you are required to drive towards success and manage the failures whilst keeping things progressing. A leader is not scared to be questioned and explore changes that might be needed.
A common misconception is that only people that are born leaders can lead. Only certain people like those with big personalities and charisma can become leaders? Is this true? The answer is no. Leadership can be taught, and when I interviewed one of my guests Russell Wylie recently we actually discussed this. The two key ingredients for leadership are self-awareness and authenticity, so leadership with the right support, development and experience can certainly be developed.
If we summarise it and break it down into a few key areas we can conclude the following:
Areas of focus leader
Area of focus manager
Shaping the vision and providing big picture
Executes the vision and provides specific direction how and when
Ensures resources are best used
Focus on talent and development
Provide structure and process
Responsible for the culture improvement
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About the show host
“Sarita Johan brings more than 30 years of Business experience. After spending her career climbing the corporate ladder, running her own businesses and juggling family and relationships – she doesn’t just talk the talk she’s walked the walk.SJ Coaching was born out of the desire to be more. A snapped femur, financial hardship, and a broken marriage led Sarita to completely redesign her life.
Sarita walked away from her high-profile career, invested in self-development and became a NLP Master Practitioner and ADVanced Innermetrix consultant which has allowed her to deeply understand how people think and make decisions. Because of that Sarita is able to deliver a holistic solution for those in business, teaching people to become more conscious of that we are not our business and the need to consider all areas of life. Her unique blend of business and mindset coaching empowers her clients to identify their business blind spots and success blocks so they can prosper in both business and life”.
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