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Feeding your Leadership with Chopsticks

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to help you balance your creating and controlling skills. Reading time: 2:57

         What a slob! The first time he tried to eat with a pair of chopsticks he ended up with a splattering of sweet and sour  sauce  on his shirt.  No wonder.  He was trying to “manage” that morsel of Hunan chicken into his mouth. Later he learned he should have been leading it there.

         Those chopsticks helped him chew on a conundrum in leadership thinking:  do leaders manage or do managers lead? Yes and yes. Leaders do manage. And managers do lead. Like chopsticks, leadership and management work together –differently–but in tandem.

      Leadership and Management need each other to be both effective and efficient. They’re interdependent. One is dynamic; the other is steady.  Both are required in high performers.

       Read on to  see how you can more productively apply the Chopstick Model of Leadership  with your management skills. Continue reading