Cartoon: Managers & Leaders: You don't need to be both but your entrepreneurial business needs to have both
Having both great leadership and great management is crucial to the success of an entrepreneurial company. But one person doesn’t have to fill both roles. As a matter of fact, some of the most successful companies operate with one extraordinary leader in addition to great managers.
Each of these roles is valuable to the success of an organization, but each one operates from a different area of passion, creates value in unique ways, and is focused on distinct priorities. No matter which side of the line you fall on, your contribution is meaningful and important, so embrace your strengths and find others to support you with their own.
Illustrations by Hamish MacDonald.