In my view, managers and leaders need each other. They should not in some way be set against each other. In my experience excellent managers are as scarce as excellent leaders in this world. But what do you think?
In this knowledge based economy, the idea that leadership comes from someone who just happens to sit at the top of the organization chart becomes redundant. A new direction can emerge from any point in the organization where critical knowledge can be combined with creativity to generate an influential vision for the future. So, the leader becomes a facilitator who can create conditions in which new visions can be generated and developed.
Fact: nobody gets everything right 100% of the time! With good governance and clear focus you will ensure that your organization doesn’t suffer a fatal fall as a result of a poor decision from you