13Jan 2022 by
Respond in one or two paragraphs
Offer another role or function of a healthcare manager or leader in a direct or nondirect setting.
Expand on a colleagues posting on the core competencies of the selected individual in a direct or nondirect setting.
Offer polite critique on a similarity or difference in competencies of leaders in direct versus nondirect services.
Expand on a colleague’s posting with additional insight and resources.
Your responses should be based, at least in part, on a reading from this week’s Learning Resources.
When you are promoted into a role where you are managing people, you dont automatically become a leader. There are important distinctions between managing and leading people. Here are nine of the most important differences that set leaders apart:
1. Leaders create a vision, managers create goals.
Leaders paint a picture of what they see as possible and inspire and engage their people in turning that vision into reality. They think beyond what individuals do. They activate people to be part of something bigger. They know that high-functioning teams can accomplish a lot more working together than individuals working autonomously. Managers focus on setting, measuring and achieving goals. They control situations to reach or exceed their objectives.
Leaders are change agents, managers maintain the status quo.
Leaders are proud disrupters. Innovation is their mantra. They embrace change and know that even if things are working, there could be a better way forward. And they understand and accept the fact that changes to the system often create waves. Managers stick with what works, refining systems, structures and processes to make them better.
Leaders grow personally, managers rely on existing, proven skills.
Leaders know if they arent learning something new every day, they arent standing still, theyre falling behind. They remain curious and seek to remain relevant in an ever-changing world of work. They seek out people and information that will expand their thinking. Managers often double down on what made them successful, perfecting existing skills and adopting proven behaviors.
Forbes (n.d.) Differences between being a leader and a manager. Retrieved from