Managing vs. Leading

An interview with Bill Liao which makes some interesting points about leadership. Here’s a bit of the text (from the WaPo transcription in the May 22 paper):

People will work under the most adverse conditions -harder than you ever imagined-if they believe in what’s going on…

We often confuse leadership with management. If the future you want is pretty much the default future, then management will get you there very well. But if you want something other than the default future, you need leadership, because leadership is about standing for something that wasn’t going to happen anyway.

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