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Being a manager vs. being a leader

Residency Program Alert, January 8, 2021

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Editor's note: The following was adapted from HCPro's book Critical Thinking: Tools for Clinical Excellence and Leadership Effectiveness.

We often confuse management with leadership, and the two can look very similar, especially when we have a manager who is also a skilled leader. Unfortunately, the two do not always appear side by side, and we may encounter managers who cannot lead as well as leaders who cannot manage. Sometimes, we deny ourselves the chance to enlarge our impact on the organizations where we work because we cannot see the benefits of becoming either a manager or a leader, let alone both.

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