The distinction between leader and manager has been the subject of much debate and research. In an era of rapid change, new ways of working have emerged and are impacting every aspect of our lives. As a result, leadership and management have become complementary systems of action and necessary for success in today’s business environment. The key is to combine strong leadership and strong management and use each to balance the other.
Two Are Better Than One
One of my favorite quotes comes from Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their work. When one falls down his friend can help him up, but pity the man who falls alone”.
We are not put on this earth to only serve ourselves. Life revolves around helping one another.
Working together allows each person to bring their unique skills or strengths to the table.
It may be our strengths that balance their weakness or their abilities that offset our deficiencies.
Our greatest accomplishment may be helping others accomplish great things.
Similarly, our greatest failure may be preventing others from achieving greatness.
Support is the backbone of any relationship – especially in these difficult times.
We need each other.
Do you agree?