How to Lead (Versus Manage) to Improve Your Team’s Success

One of the best descriptions I’ve heard of leaders is that they focus on vision and strategy, guiding and removing obstacles for their teams, similar to a coach in sports. By contrast, managers typically focus more on execution, working in the business. Real leadership is about providing a compelling vision and clear direction. Successful leaders clarify priorities and expectations, define employee roles and ensure that the processes and capacity required for them to execute are in place.