Leading vs Managing


“Most of what we call management consists of making it hard for people to work”
— Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker is considered to be the most influential management thinker of the 20th century.

The difference between management and leadership is that leadership (when done well) makes it possible for people to be the best version of themselves, to use their best potential, while getting things done.

Leadership works even when the leader is not there, because people are fully able to solve their own problems.

Leaders are able to create safe environments to work in. Managers think you have to put pressure on people.
Leaders are relaxed on the content and focus on the context.
Managers are the best expert and constantly overwhelm their teams with content driven remarks.
The leader asks “Who do WE have to BE to reach these goals?”
And that’s the question that makes anything else possible.
Like 10% growth in a saturated market.
Like breaking down silo’s in a executive team.
Like becoming number 1 in your market.
Like improving sales by 23,3% in a year.
Management is stuck in explaining that past.
Leadership creates a bold future.