10 Chapter 1 the same process. For others the terms describe a difference in the way an individual will perceive situations, interact with people, solve problems, and direct the group or organization. Leaders and managers can serve very dif- ferent functions and purposes, but one without the other can be a setup for failure. The Leadership-Management chart shows some of the ways man- agement and leadership differ from each other. Management Leadership To the children we care for, all grown-ups have authority, status, and power. How you use yours matters. I’ve spent some time explaining all of these terms because you will find them used often when people talk about leadership. As you think about your own leadership development, focus on what authority, status, and power you have, what each term means to you, and how you tend to use them. The best leaders are those who tap into the human desire to have purpose in life. Increasingly, people look for pur- pose in the workplace, and the best leaders assist them in fulfilling their potential. Provides consistency and order Keeps an operation on time and on budget over the long haul Provides the operating talent necessary to keep an organiza- tion focused on the day-to-day tasks that must be completed for objectives to be met Provides efficiency in climbing the ladder of success Produces forward movement in an organization Creates significant change Provides the conceptual talent necessary to see the historical perspective (both past and future) that facilitates growth, change, and innovation Determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall LTL2_FINALpp.indd 10 11/4/09 3:21:08 PM