Are you a manager or a leader?

I believe there is a big difference between being a manager and being a leader. A manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. A leader’s job is to inspire and motivate. I can recall a conversation early on in my career about management...


Bringing his address to a close, he mentioned baseball great Jackie Robinson, the first African-American athlete to play in baseball’s major leagues in the 20th century, joining the old Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

Knauss noted that epitaph on Robinson’s tombstone had nothing to do with baseball. It reads: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. “That,” concluded Knauss, “is what leadership is all about at the end of the day.”

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