Seth Godin on the Difference Between Leadership and Management

Bestselling author 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.” I agree.

He goes on to say, “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.

What is leadership? You’ll have to watch this seven-minute video to learn more.

By the way, I will be hosting the backstage interviews at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast again this year. I will be interviewing Seth and numerous other top-notch speakers and leaders. The event will be held on May 6, 2011. If you haven’t registered, I’d encourage you to check it out.

Question: Do you agree or disagree with Seth? If so, why? You can leave a comment by clicking here.