Intergenerational Wealth Transfer - Episode 1 - Introduction

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Steve Cyster
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Peter Ginger

Speaker 1 (00:02):

Welcome to love leadership with the loving, honest, vital, and eternal leadership principles. Today, on the show, we're going to talk about the difference between a manager and a leader and how to tell which one you are. When Michael Scott from the office was asked

Speaker 2 (00:23):

if you'd rather be feed or loved, his answer was simple, easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me. Isn't that funny? Some people think that leadership is management or being a leader is the same as being a manager. Well, the discovered a series of cartoons. It looks like the credit goes to Yucca the cartoonist has drawn a picture of the boss swinging the employee like a golf club and underneath it says take advantage. And the leader imagery is a person watering their employee and the word underneath says empower. And the next one, the boss blames the employee. And in the, in the leadership example, the boss is giving the plan B as the next option and helping the employee to move forward from from that mistake or whatever. And the next one the boss says, go. Whereas the leader says, let's go and in another one the boss says I, whereas the leader says we, so today I want to discuss the differences between leadership and management as loads of resources all over the internet about this.

Speaker 2 (01:37):

I'm sure you could look it up if you want to offer the program, but just to as a quick discussion, there's Venn diagrams, there's all manner of different tools that you can see. I want to look at it tonight from the standpoint of really truly leading an organization versus managing. Now they have some overlap. Leading and managing both have to accomplish a goal, explain the vision of organizational figureheads, motivate others and mobilize resources. But the difference between leading and managing is a lead is going to lean on the vision and the strategies versus the manager who looks at the policies and procedures. Leaders create value and managers count value. Whereas leaders influence and use inspiration and managers contend to use power and control. Leaders have followers. Managers unfortunately have subordinates. Leaders lead people and managers manage work. Leaders are people focused and managers are work focused.

Speaker 2 (02:44):

Leaders tend to be charismatic in style and personality and managers can tend to be off authoritarian and style and personality leaders risk and managers tend to be risk averse and favor. Here's my favorite thing. Leaders appeal to the heart, whereas managers appeal to the head and he does a proactive managers, a reactive leaders set the direction, manages, plan the detail, leaders raise expectation and managers maintain the status quo. And there's a famous leader who is quoted to have not spoken throughout the entire meeting. And at the very end of the meeting he asked a few questions and that man was Nelson Mandela. And one of the, the key skills of a leader is to ask really good questions to almost provoke the people working for you and the ones reporting to you to find their own solutions, to be creative with what they've been given and what they've been endowed with.

Speaker 2 (03:52):

Whereas manages will tend to give direction rather than seek input. So that is the comparison of managers versus leaders and how, uh, you know, they share some similarities, some common parts, but typically leaders on motivational, their heart, they're creative. They're there. They're drawing people versus pushing people or telling people. So I want you to put in the comments below whether you feel like you're a leader or a manager. Now be honest because this is important. It's important because every day you go to work, you have the potential to influence and, and cause the people that work for you to either want to do a fantastic job because they feel like they're valued or they don't. So let's be the leader

Speaker 1 (04:40):

that you were designed, destined to be. And tune in next week for the next topic and this leadership podcast. I'm Steve Cyster, 28 bells. Thanks for listening.