Are you setting goals in your life without knowing clearly what your values are in relationship to your goals? If you’ve answered yes than chances are pretty good that you are merely managing your life. Mr. Covey tells us that being into leadership means that we are checking to make sure we are going in the right direction with our vision of how things should be. If we’re into management than our concern is more with the day to day operations of life. If we are to be successful in getting to where we want to be we must get into a leadership frame of mind first.
This model also holds true in successful businesses as well. It’s kind of hard for the president of a company to expand its horizon’s if she or he is caught up in the grind of day to day operations, which the management staff could be handling. After all, “Isn’t the job of the President to lead and Managers to manage?”