Manager vs. Leader — What’s the Difference?

Mary Guirovich
4 min readMar 27, 2020

As driven business people, many of us are climbing our way to leadership positions in one way or another.

Along the journey, have you ever heard the terms “manager” and “leader used interchangeably?

It’s a common misconception that they’re one in the same. To further complicate the discussion, let’s consider the fact that you can be both a manager and a leader, or one or the other. It’s easy to see why, at first glance, the two are often confused for one another.

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Mary Guirovich

Mary Guirovich is the CEO of My Promotion Plan a company that empowers women to go from passed over to promoted. And the author of “God’s Not Done with You.”