15.07.2021

DO YOU DIRECT, MANAGE OR LEAD?

 Show Interest

DO YOU DIRECT, MANAGE OR LEAD?

 Show Interest

Broadly speaking I agree with George S Patton's famous quote, "Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."

However, I think there is an even more powerful word missing from his quote if we apply it to the world of work and careers - and the word is Simon Sinek's word "why."

Forget for a moment the job titles 'director', 'manager' and 'leader' and instead think about the meanings of the verbs to direct, to manage and to lead.

If you direct people, you tell them what to do
- and usually you don't get involved with the "why".

If you manage people you invite them to do something
- and you usually give them a bit of the "why".

If you lead people, you inspire and motivate them to do things
- and you usually give them the full version of "why".

If people truly understand "why" they need to do something, that's when you really get surprised by the amazing results they achieve.

Irrespective of your job title, aim to be a leader rather than a manager or a director!

#proteuscareermanagement #careeradvice #inspiration #careercoaching #careermentoring #personaldevelopment #motivation

  • Motivation
  • Career Coaching
  • Career Advice
  • Career Mentoring
  • Inspiration

I am a proactive director and business leader who is intent on providing, in the most ethical manner possible, discreet and confidential career management services to individuals. My ultimate aim, my…

Training and Development

Why are we waiting for topical milestones to recognise,...

Today is International Women in Engineering Day! I've particularly enjoyed seeing posts on Linkedin, and articles…
Training and Development

90 Minute Workshops for your team - Introductory price...

Do you want to work on developing your team but don't have the bandwidth to take multiple people out of performing…
Training and Development

Why Inner Confidence is so important in the workplace

Building confidence does not happen overnight! In fact, I think it's a constant work in progress. Now, it's true that…

More Articles

Property

Bridging Finance Problem Solved

A client recently approached us with an enquiry for bridging finance.They are resident in Bermuda, bought the property…
Property

Bridging Finance Problem Solved

A client recently approached us with an enquiry for bridging finance.They are resident in Bermuda, bought the property…
Property

End of Lockdown Signals New Start for UK Property

In February, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the government’s four-stage roadmap out of COVID-19…

Would you like to promote an article ?

Post articles and opinions on Leeds Professionals to attract new clients and referrals. Feature in newsletters.
Join for free today and upload your articles for new contacts to read and enquire further.

Find the right professionals in Leeds

View The Full Index

Search By:

Submit your Enquiry here

Enquiry Details

Contact Details