MYW S01 Episode 05 – Manager and Leader, Can You Be Both?

What’s the difference between leaders and managers? Are leaders born or made? In this episode, we answer these questions and discuss leadership through the lens of “transformational leadership” – a concise way of describing why leaders are so effective and held in such high regard. We conclude with discussing what you can do if you want to become a better leader yourself.

01:03 Episode outline
01:33 Are leaders born or made?
03:50 Thinking about leadership and management as behaviour: initiating structure and consideration
08:18 Transformational leadership
11:46 This is Not Homework and How can you improve your leadership?

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Our intro and outro music is “Ingenuity” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0). You can find more of Lee’s music at Our transition music for this episode is “Here’s the Thing” also by Lee; licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0).

Logo Artwork by Antonella Espinoza. Find her at @ellaspin on Twitter!

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