“You Manage Things; You Lead People.”

– admiral Grace Hopper

While the terms “management” and “leadership” overlap a little, they are not the same thing—although you can’t have one without the other. Management is tough enough on its own and, frankly, most people never learn to lead.

Management involves making things happen. It refers to planning and implementation in order to build ideas into realities. The role of the leader is more ethereal: to inspire, motivate and create.

If you ask 100 people to define Leadership, you will likely get at least 100 different answers.  It means different things to different people. Leadership takes many forms, but most of the 100 people would agree that without a Leader, they will likely fail.

Here are the top 10 words that others have defined as part of a Leader…

  1. Visionary
  2. Good Communicator
  3. Risk-taker
  4. Integrity
  5. Someone who makes things happen
  6. Influencer
  7. Empowerment
  8. Congruent
  9. Respect
  10. Confidence