AndrewDavid

IAM Group Ltd Japan

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No One Cannot Buy Hearts– An IAM Group Ltd Japan Insight

Some would rush to be a good manager, a leader. What does it takes to be a good one?  Is bragging that one is good would give one a hall of warm applause from the audience?  Is the ability to keep things to one’s self would make a good impression from the Top?  Being at the top requires a positive attitude towards the bigger picture.  Those who thought that doing things by own self, keeping own’s watch is enough to perform.

Management and Leadership indeed has differences.  It can be answered in different ways. The difference is how they motivate the people from the ground up.  The level of trust is very important.  Some would thought giving free food or treat would make them closer to the team.  Is this how to make a good score? Many people knew who they are following.  The kindness, dedication, and honesty towards dealing with people is an experience coming from a good person.  A good manager will always be a good manager.  A good leader knows easily without hesitations.

“No one cannot buy hearts”.   Managers have subordinates, unless as a mark of seniority, and their power over others is other than formal authority.  The subordinates work for them as they are told because of being paid by their salary. Managers are paid to things done with tight constraints and with a good team, the work can be done easily.

Leaders have followers and do not have subordinates. Leaders with a stronger charisma find it easier to get the job done regardless of additional explanation.  A good leader can attract people to their cause as they typically promise transformational benefits not just receive basic  rewards but will somehow become better people.  A trust they see in the eyes of a born leader. They are always good with people. A good act of providing credit to others as a very effective charm for loyalty effortlessly.

Leaders keep the mystique of leadership, they often retain a degree of separation and aloofness, a healthy boundary for job to be done.  Their experiences and will, without further delay already knew details of tasks, as they are often very achievement-focused. Leaders appeared as risk seeking, comfortable with risk and will options as a workaround are easily determined and will happily break rules in order to get things done.

A surprising number of these leaders had strong experiences from the past as source of their thrust in doing their jobs in volumes. The ability to keep their independence of mind that is needed to go out on a limb and not worry about what others are thinking sustains the impact of great risks. Below are the difference:

 

Leader

Manager

Essence

Change

Stability

Wants

Achievement

Results

Risk

Takes

Minimizes

Rules

Breaks

Makes

Conflict

Uses

Avoids

Direction

New roads

Existing roads

Truth

Seeks

Establishes

Concern

What is right

Being right

Credit

Gives

Takes

Focus

Leading people

Managing work

Have

Followers

Subordinates

Horizon

Long-term

Short-term

Seeks

Vision

Objectives

Approach

Sets direction

 Plans detail

Decision

Facilitates

Makes

Power

Personal charisma

Formal authority

Appeal to

Heart

Head

Energy

Passion

Control

Culture

Shapes

Enacts

Dynamic

Proactive

Reactive

Persuasion

Sell

Tell

Style

Transformational

Transactional

Exchange

Excitement for work

Money for work

Likes

Striving

Action

Blame

Takes

Blames

 

 

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