Leadership Professional Development is an area of education that many managers pursue. The truth is that managers and leaders are different. Leaders are focused on the professional development of those under them. Managers are focused on the production of those under them. Leaders look to develop a team of well trained support. Managers focus on developing a team that is highly productive.
Leadership as part of professional development can help managers to improve their skills in many ways. Managers look at the outcome or the bottom line. Leaders look at how they can improve the bottom line long term and in more ways.
Both managers and leaders think strategically. However, it’s leaders that think about how to improve through inspiration. Leaders use inspirational tools to improve an underling’s long-term production. Managers inspire to increase production for today or maybe this week.