ARE WE MANAGER AND/OR LEADERS?
THE SAILBOAT TRAINS TO FIND THE ANSWER
by Olimpia Ponno Training Manager at Cristiana Monina Nautical Events
In our daily experience spent in different corporate and professional workplaces, we often meet managers and professionals usually unaware of the many shades which differentiate a manager from a leader, undervaluing the importance to understand, recognise, manage differences and styles of conduction in favour of the people-resources they collaborate with.
It’s just on the sailboat, during the role rotation, that management and/or leadership attitudes come out, especially when the crew members take the helm! Let’s try to compare the two modes and “extremize them”!
During the debriefings following the sailing activities, people go deeper into the shades between the two modes. As Martin Luther King points out “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”.
Very good managers are even leaders and viceversa, there are managers who don’t want and can’t be leaders for attitude, mentality, mindset, behaviour, skills, personality, emotional status. In both cases, it’s not the destiny to determine the mode, but the experience, the will, the training!
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