March 11

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Business Strategy: Understanding Leading and Managing Part 1

YOUR BUSINESS RESCUE COACH ASKS YOU:
Do you know what leaders really do?
Why are managers sticklers for detail?

Are your Best Business Strategies working for you OR are do you get tripped up by them

Puzzle pieces fitting
Merging Leading and Managing

sometimes? Part of the time it could be as simple as not realizing if you need to be a leader or a manager at any given moment. As I continue to speak with folks I am learning there is still a great deal of confusion around the concepts and application of leading and managing.

Here’s the kicker – both are needed and equally important to accomplish anything, and both have their own skill of expertise to master! You may find at times you are a leader and other times a manager- this is fine-don’t worry, you haven’t gone bonkers even though you may feel as if you have 🙂 Let’s see if we can help you gain traction on this very important distinction to help you guide your business and team with greater ease.

OVER-Simplifying Leading and Managing for YOUR Effectiveness

Leading: This is the strategic side of business and organizing. Leaders consider the possibilities of what may work well, or dare I say best for organizations. This involves being able to see the big picture, overall, and how certain ideas/concepts may potentially impact others. This is why “vision” is often discussed with the role of leaders.

Managing: This involve the day to day tactical aspects of business and organizing.  Managers consider the outcome or results of what actions are being taken to fulfill the leaders vision. Managers are great at controlling resources. Their role is to assure that things/details aren’t out of control and are being completed effectively and efficiently.

I’m sure you can see how any topic/project may require you functioning in two very different roles to properly complete it. I’d also like to add that not all good managers are good leaders and not all good leaders are good managers – and that’s quite alright 🙂

This is a loaded topic! I only scratched the surface as to how this really impacts your business. I think we should stay with this topic for a couple of Mondays – there really is a great deal to share about how this significantly impacts your business!

Business Rescue Coach’s Inquiry to YOU:

  1. Do you function more as a leader or manager?
  2. In which role do you think you have more natural talent?
  3. Do you enjoy being a leader or manager more?

There are no right or wrong answers. This is for your own awareness. Your answers may begin to reveal why you may not be making the progress you seek. Please share your answers in the comment section – we have much to learn from each other 🙂

It can be all different this year…
if you plan to deliver different results in 2013!

If you or your business needs rescuing on this particular topic
or any other Business Strategies we have been discussing,
please reach out to Maggie (262) 716.7750   FYI: I’m in the Central Time Zone

Blessings of Success to YOU ~
The Business Rescue Coach, Maggie Mongan
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.


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  1. Looking back over my career in corp. world, I realize now I’m probably more of a leader than a manager. Which would explain a few things in my career history! Thanks for the insights and clarity!

    Blake Cahoon

    1. Isn’t it helpful to find such clarity?!?! I realized when I look at this, I can do details when I want and need to, but MY natural ability or gift is to see the big picture and then create something that will systematically have all the details integrated to fulfill the vision. What’s your natural ability?

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