Leader or Manager: Where Do You Fit?

Which role are you better suited for: the exceptional manager or the great leader?


In the business world, we have lost sight of the crucial differences between leadership and management. Our inability to identify our leaders from our managers is an epidemic that is destroying both our businesses and ourselves.

This is an assessment designed to identify your inherent personality traits and the roles in which you can add the most value based upon where you fit on the leader / manager scale. Whether you are currently working in business or considering doing so, this assessment will help you determine which role you are better suited for: the true leader or the exceptional manager – a manacoach.

This brief assessment will only take a few minutes of your time and the results could be invaluable. Let’s get started.

Approach all 11 questions with honesty and self-awareness. Choose the responses that make you most comfortable and most accurately reflect your outlook or behavior. Do not choose the answers that you think you “should” in order to achieve a specific result.

Leader or Manager:
Where do you fit?

Which role are you better suited for: the exceptional manager or the great leader?

Answer First Question Here

Step 1 of 12 - Question 1

“I feel I was much more of a leader years back at the start but I have been pulled into a management position (…I thought I could do it all on my own) I have lost a lot of the ability to see what’s right and go forward with clear decision, only in the last year I have come to realize and work on leading as that’s what I want to do.”

Bruce Blom
Owner, M&T Air Conditioning Ltd

“Wow, nailed it…this is exactly how I am feeling right now! I constantly feel like I am suppressing what I love to do most to put my head down and try to manage the details. I can do it, but I don’t enjoy it as much.”

Kyle Dion
Owner, New Line Skateparks