Stick to the PROCESS and the RESULTS will come.
While I have been engaged in many different types of leadership roles, the most important leadership role has been as a husband and father. When those two roles have been embraced and operated efficiently, the others have followed suit.
I embrace leadership as the art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common objective. Leadership is not the same as management. I captured a source that best contrast the two below.
- Director of Information Technology for Lee University since January 2011
- Cleveland City Schools Board At Large Member from 2020 to present
- Board Chair since September 2022
- Board Vice-Chair since January 2022
- Junior Achievement Board Member since 2021
- Southeast Education User’s Group Board since 2013
- Board Chair since 2021
- Board Vice-Chair from 2017 to 2021
- North Cleveland Church of God Pastor's and Church Council 2019-2021
- George R. Stuart Elementary School
- PTO President May 2018 to May 2019
- PTO Board Member 2017 - 2019
- Part-time Faculty for Lee University 2007-2020
Leadership vs. Management
|Leadership vs. Management|
|May or may not be a manager||May or may not be a leader|
|Must inspire followers||May or may not inspire those under them|
|Emphasizes innovation||Emphasizes rationality and control|
|May be unconcerned with preserving existing structures||Seeks to work within and preserve existing corporate structures|
|Typically operates with relative independence||Typically a link in the corporate chain of command|
|May be less concerned with interpersonal issues||May be more concerned with interpersonal issues|
The terms leadership and management tend to be used interchangeably, but they're not the same. Leadership requires traits that extend beyond management duties. Both leaders and managers have to manage the resources at their disposal, but true leadership requires more. For example, managers may or may not be described as inspiring by the people working under them, but a leader must inspire those who follow them.
Source: The Balance Small Business