When building a network, it is important to have a balanced approach between management and leadership. It is not that one is exclusive to the other. Both dimensions are required to birth, build and broaden a vital, sustainable network. The following is for your consideration:
The manager administers; the leader innovates.
· The manager is a copy; the leader is an original.
· The manager maintains; the leader develops.
· The manager focuses on systems and structures; the leader focuses on people.
· The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust.
· The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range view.
· The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
· The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.
· The manager imitates; the leader originates.
· The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges and changes it.
· The manager is the classic good soldier; the leader is his own person.
· The manager does things right; the leader does the right things.