“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers” – Ralph Nader
I believe you can be both a manager and a leader. Too often, people try and draw a distinction between the two. I choose to believe that that managers manage tasks, leaders grow people and inspire them to seek continued growth. You can be both an exceptional manager, delivering consistent and effective solutions while also being a great leader and ensuring the future of your organization. As can be derived from Mr. Nader’s quote, Leaders are the rare few that seek out the opportunity to invest in others and mentor them into the next generation of leaders. Essentially, Leaders are charged with the future. At SVS we look are always looking to the future while maintaining a close view of the current tasks at hand. By looking forward to the future, we find opportunities to inspire managers to become leaders.
Joel D. Williams, Sr. | Semper Valens Solutions, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Programs and Capture