Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right thing.
Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.