Management is Prose.

Leadership is Poetry.



It all started when…

I was honored to be selected to present one of the Ignite* Talks to the Willamette Innovators Network. My topic was a follow-up to an earlier blog post I made comparing Management and Leadership with Prose and Poetry. In this talk I offer practical steps anyone can apply to manage process and lead people.

As a Manager your job is to: Plan – Organize – Lead – Control.

As a Leader you must: Communicate Vision – Build Trust – Inspire Greatness – Move Others to Action.

*“Ignite” talks are strictly timed with a fixed number of slides which advance automatically. There is no room for extraneous material – get to the point. The motto at Ignite Talks (, “enlighten us, but make it quick.”