Until recently, I was saying that I do not want managers; I want leaders. That’s bullshit!
Managers and leaders are both needed, and this quote summarises it so well
Manager do the thing right; leaders do the right thing - Warren G. Bennis
The real risk is leaders without any management experience, people that after business school, plus an MBA and five seminars on leadership are given leadership positions without having ever had to be a manager in the tranches of delivery.
When all you know is the theory, reality seems like a problem to solve - Frank Contrepois
Instead, a business theory needs to adapt to reality.