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Leadership Excellence: Communicate Your Vision

04/01/2013
By RON KANTERMAN We've all had bosses who appear to be good leaders but who are terrible managers, and vice versa. Both disciplines take hard work. Management entails lots of planning, organizing, staffing, delegating, budgeting, and other responsibilities. Can you be a good leader and a good manager at the same time, good at one and not the other, or lousy at both? Yes to all three! A chief of a small combination fire department who was a great manager and administrator could justify an ice delivery to the firehouse on a 5°F day in February and get the funding from city hall, but he couldn't lead the members to the breakfast table-he had no people skills and tended to mess with the troop...

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