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Managing vs. Leading–Not the Same

April 30, 2012

Great organizations have a wonderful balance between Leaders and Managers. Leaders are the visionaries who look ahead and plan what is to come. Managers look to the present and make sure that things get done properly. To build and grow an organization, you need Leaders. And to manage one, you need Managers.

This is just an excerpt from my recent article in The Bridge, a magazine published by Oak Street Funding.  Even though many people find the words interchangeable, there is a difference between manager and leader.  Download my article below to see how two characters, Felix and Oscar, use different work styles to gain success!

Download our excerpt from The Bridge’s Spring 2012 edition!


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Scott AddisThe author, Scott Addis is the President and CEO of The Addis Group and Addis Intellectual Capital, LLC (AIC). AIC is a coaching and consulting company whose purpose is to transform the process that insurance agents, brokers and carriers use when working with clients. Scott is recognized as an industry leader having been awarded the Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award as well as “25 Most Innovative Agents in America”. Scott can be reached at or 610-945-1019.

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