Bestselling author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker, Seth Godin says that “Management and leadership are totally different things. You think you are being a leader, but you are probably being a manager.”
Godin says that, “Managers figure out what they want done and get people to do it. Managers try to get people to do what they did yesterday, but a little faster and a little cheaper with a few less defects.” But this is not leadership.
He also shares an interesting story about a hotel with a buffet and an idea the manager had for firing “guests” so he could stop spending 80% of his time on those who took up most of his time. He preferred to focus his time on those who improved his hotel.
It’s an easy listen and although it’s a short video, he gives quite a few nuggets of useful information.