The words “leader” and “manager” are often used interchangeably, but they mean two completely different things.
For instance, a manager tells their employees what to do, while a leader encourages them. A manager accepts the status quo, while a leader challenges it.
Resourceful Manager, a website that offers information, training, and tools to supervisors trying to solve management and business problems, put together the following infographic that outlines 17 of the biggest differences between managers and leaders:
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