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Weirdly, also just read this quote about leadership by David Foster Wallace so thought it was worth adding here >

"Obviously, a real leader isn’t just somebody who has ideas you agree with, nor is it just somebody you happen to believe is a good guy. Think about it. A real leader is somebody who, because of his own particular power and charisma and example, is able to inspire people, with “inspire” being used here in a serious and non-cliché way. A real leader can somehow get us to do certain things that deep down we think are good and want to be able to do but usually can’t get ourselves to do on our own. It’s a mysterious quality, hard to define, but we always know it when we see it, even as kids. You can probably remember seeing it in certain really great coaches, or teachers, or some extremely cool older kid you “looked up to” (interesting phrase) and wanted to be just like. Some of us remember seeing the quality as kids in a minister or rabbi, or a scoutmaster, or a parent, or a friend’s parent, or a supervisor in a summer job. And yes, all these are “authority figures,” but it’s a special kind of authority. If you’ve ever spent time in the military, you know how incredibly easy it is to tell which of your superiors are real leaders and which aren’t, and how little rank has to do with it. A leader’s real “authority” is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily; it feels right. Deep down, you almost always like how a real leader makes you feel, the way you find yourself working harder and pushing yourself and thinking in ways you couldn’t ever get to on your own.

In other words, a real leader is somebody who can help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better things than we can get ourselves to do on our own."

Original source > http://theexceptionalman.com/david-foster-wallace-leadership/ 
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All the best bits of SES London 2013 - Nicely presented by our very own Matt Lindley - Solid.
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Hey man, this is a great post and congrats on the head of growth markets role, I think it'll fit you well. In terms of management and leadership I think the difference lies in the said and unsaid. A good manager will make sure that certain tasks/things are done and that their staff are decent/happy. A good leader can run a tight ship by a look, body language or tone. I don't think I've explained this very well but I think the point is there somewhere (par for the course really...). I've just read the bit where you discuss observation and you've pretty much nailed it. 

I like this quote > "“Sharing a long-term vision is a sure-fire way to secure a long-term relationship – and, with it, stability for your organisation or team.” This is why so many football managers are interested in 'the project' or lifespan of a team. It gives the players something to strive for and tells the chairman that this will take some time! 

You're also spot on with managers dealing by experience and leaders being able to adapt (and also thriving within this spotlight). I also agree that leadership can be found in the places you'd least expect it. Sometimes people have an ability to lead but choose it isn't for them. These are the people that can really thrive and grow your business if you give them the right kind of responsibility. 
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Thanks for the comments mate!

It's funny that the differences are so subtle, not mutually exclusive, yet they can have such a big impact on how someone is perceived. I also feel like leaders become leaders naturally as opposed to being told / taking ownership of it. It's almost like the principle of asking someone to mentor you, it doesn't happen like that, someone kinda becomes your mentor naturally by the way they act.

Someone becomes a leader by their actions (albiet mostly subtle ones) rather than leadership being handed to them.
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Oh, I'm not a writer at least not at Joel/Anthony's level. 

However I am an egotistical, narcissistic, vainglorious megalomaniac
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New post on the +Boom Online Marketing blog by me "Boom’s Final Guide to Social Media for Business: Measuring Your Success – Insights, Analytics & Other Tools"

http://www.boom-online.co.uk/booms-final-guide-to-social-media-for-business-measuring-your-success-insights-analytics-other-tools/
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