When you manage a team, you have an extra level of responsibility. But there are a significant number of differences between simply being a manager and evolving into a leader. According to Harvard Business Review, 30 is the average age of a first-time manager, whereas 40 is when people enrol on leadership training. 10 years is a lot of lost time that could’ve been spent developing leadership skills. Such a long period of time can result in bad habits being ingrained into your managerial style that may prevent you from improving.
As a manager, you’re not automatically a leader. While managers will distribute work and projects to those working under them, leaders set out visions for workers to be motivated by. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly demonstrated the need for leaders – prepared and empathetic individuals who are agile to respond to threats.
In this article, we will discuss four key … Read more