Working in the system

Working on the system


Create opportunities

Control risks

Seek opportunities

Enforce organizational rules

Change organizational rules

Seek and then follow direction

Provide a vision to believe in and strategic alignment

Control people by pushing them in the right direction

Motivate people by satisfying human needs

Coordinate effort

Inspire achievement and energize people

Provide instructions

Coach followers, create self-leaders, and empower them




Leadership Attributes  ▪  12 Roles of a Corporate Leader





To Lead or To Manage? You Need Both

"Manage things... lead people."  ~ Admiral Grace Hopper

The difference between a leader and a manager is not very sharp, and both are required for effective corporate growth: leadership risk creates opportunities while management strictness turns them into tangible results.

Vadim Kotelnikov quotes Innovators vs Managers Innovators succeed by breaking rules managers follow rules

"There is a direct correlation between the way people view their managers and the way they perform. Strong leadership is imperative for shaping a group of people into a force that serves as a sustainable competitive advantage." ~ Mark Stevens

However, "if your organization is not on a journey don't bother about leadership just settle for management", advises John Adair.




Leadership-Management Synergy  ▪  Leading Change vs. Managing Change




Vadim Kotelnikov quotes Wave of Change Managers avoid Leaders ride Innovarors create  

Leading Change vs. Managing Change

Leaders amplify strengths.

Managers reduce weaknesses. ... More

Effective managers may just follow the rules, but true leaders must be creative. Leadership is about inspiring people to abandon their their old habits and achieve new things, and therefore largely about change.










Peter Drucker advice

Management is doing things right;

leadership is doing the right things.



Stephen Covey advice quotes

Management works in the system, leadership works on the system.



Jack Welch advice business quotes

Lead more, manage less.

Managers muddle leaders inspire. Leaders are people who inspire with clear vision of how things can be done better.

Jack Welch



Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Managers lock you in a status quo.

Leaders pull you into their wind of change.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo    Business e-Coach    Innompic Games icon