Managing People

Abraham Lincolcn Statue

You don’t manage people. You lead people. People are human beings, not things.

Let us face it. You don’t manage people, you manage things. People are not things; they are human beings with emotions. Emotions are powerful. That is what makes it really difficult to manage people.

When I hear people, managers, leaders, saying how they manage their people, it doesn’t sit well with me at all. If you want people to listen to you, to follow you, to work with you, to help you succeed, you don’t manage them, you lead them. Leading people is the only way to success.

“Leaders lead. Managers Manage.”

You lead people. You don’t manage them. You manage things. If you try to manage your people, they will not follow you. But if you show them the way forward, they will follow you to hell.

You are a leader, not a manager. Manage your things, and lead your people. People want you to lead them, not to manage them. Be a leader and a manager. You need both to be successful.