Leaders lead into unknown waters and territories and adventures.
Managers smooth things out and make them work better.
Leaders are interested in effectiveness—doing the right things. e.g., Is this the right wall for the ladder?
Managers are interested in efficiencies—doing things right. e.g., How fast can we carry things up and down the ladder?
Leaders start things.
Managers continue things.
We do well to appreciate and respect both.
That’s not always easy.
What’s your next question? Who will you ask?