We've spent so much time encouraging people to be leaders that I often detect confusion around what makes managers successful. The reverse is also true. Sometimes leaders get frustrated, lose patience, and step out of their role to take control of a manager's responsibilities.
The most successful organizations develop a culture where managers and leaders understand and execute their role.
We've over emphasized being a leader. We need managers to focus on here and now. We need managers focused on making individuals better. At a time when everyone is trying so hard to be a leader, let's take a moment to revisit the concept of management vs. leadership. Are you playing your role?