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The Little Black Book for Managers: How to Maximize Your Key Management Moments of Power by Kevin Money, Rafael Gomez, John Cross

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5

Your Focus

5.1 Inspire them!

Your roles as a manager and as a leader are primarily about inspiration. A manager should inspire each person individually with something that connects with their personality and work–life demands; whereas a leader should inspire the whole team by developing and communicating a sense of community and a worthwhile goal.

Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman offer a supporting and brilliant explanation of the difference between the duties of a manager and the duties of a leader in their book First Break All The Rules1:

“Great managers know and value the unique abilities and even the eccentricities of their employees, and they learn how best to integrate them into a coordinated plan of attack.
This is the exact opposite ...

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