At some point in corporate history, the words "manager" and "leader" came to be used synonymously, as though leadership and management are one and the same. They are not. Leadership is uniquely people-centric in a way that management may or may not be.
For example, we speak of managing people and leading people. We also speak of managing budgets and managing inventories. But we would never speak of leading a budget or leading an inventory. We only lead people.
As a leadership coach, I've developed three questions which allow me to quickly determine whether a new client is indeed a leader or is simply functioning as a manager, but calling it leadership.
In this episode I take you through those three pivotal questions and invite you to assess your own leadership performance in light of them.