They have a long term vision of where they want people to be. Then they encourage you, they motivate you and bend you to their vision.
leadership versus management.
As your project management career progresses and you become a better project manager, you have to know when to be a leader, when to be a manager.
Managers are different than leaders in my organization. The CEO is a leader.
Some projects require a quote unquote manager, and some project requires a leader.
You see, management is all about focuses on task processes and operations to ensure efficient execution.
So management is about what exactly needs to get done in this department, what exactly needs to get done on this project. And they're going to drive it in order to get it done.
Remember what efficient is. Efficient means cheap and quick.
Leaders sometimes evolve or come out of nowhere, like out of a department, you may find a great leader.
They maintain stability, control and order, ensuring established procedures and processes and procedures
They're going to coordinate and direct all the processes you have to follow.
Managers also ensure that work is complete efficiently. That's one of the main things they do.
Leaders look at long term goals, by the way.
It's about utilizing the resources to ensure they follow all the processes in an efficient manner.
Leadership focuses on inspiring and influencing people. Good leaders are not dictators. Good leaders are not like managers. A manager will tell you you have to follow that task. A good leader will inspire you, motivate you, and you're going to want to follow the tasks.
Management is about maintaining the current processes and procedures. Leaders develop processes and procedures.
If your business is not changing its internal processes and procedures on a consistent basis, it's going to become obsolete.
Near-term vision versus a long term vision.
A CEO doesn't think of the day to day operation. That's what his managers does.
So how do we do it? When do we do it versus why are we doing it? What are we doing? Or why are we doing it?