Here are a few extracts from Mohamed Elsirsy on the difference between a manager and a leader. Have a read of this and see if you can identify whether you are a manager or a leader:
Leadership-in my opinion-incorporates all the management skills and attitudes, however, Leadership exceeds the management by the following:
Leaders have their own imprints wherever they "go"..and wherever they "Leave".
Leaders set and have their own agenda (Not as managers told what to do)
Leaders build teams.
Leaders inspire and unleash the potentials of others, but Managers tend to control.
Leaders are like Role Models; they set an example with themselves.
Leaders are original; they originate, Managers copy and imitate.
Leaders focuses on people, Managers are focused on the system.
Management is a position that is granted; leadership is a status that is earned." ~K. Scott Derrick
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~John Quincy Adams