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Are you a true leader, or just a boss?

A manager instructs; a leader guides and supports. (Credit: / Shutterstock)

There's a big difference between being a manager and a leader—and being promoted to a role that involves managing people doesn't automatically make you a leader. While a manager's job is to plan, organize and coordinate to bring out the best in processes and procedures, a leader's job is to inspire and motivate to bring out the best in individuals and teams. Or, to put it another way, managers have employees who work for them while leaders have followers who learn from them. This article explores this crucial distinction with some top tips for developing your leadership skills.

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