Do You Want to Manage or Lead? (Courage)

Leading people is comparable to the story about teaching people to fish instead of just feeding them the fish. TL2 believes a good distinction between managing a team and leading a team is the word empowerment. A leader will allow team members to make decisions and create a path to their destiny.

Where a good or even great manager will still enable at times. Look at it this way, do you say, “let me take care of that or I will take care of that?”. If so, what is preventing you from saying, “well, that sounds interesting, I know you have solved issues very similar, why don’t you come up with a solution and share with the team on how this can be resolved?”

There is a huge difference and it does take courage and trust to be able to be someone that would say the latter.

Key Objectives

  • Why leaders need to consider being more of a coach;
  • Creating a climate of trust and empowerment;
  • When mistakes are made how to keep trust in the forefront;
  • How to embrace collaboration when faced with tough situations;
  • How to get from delegation to volunteering;
  • Why leaders that coach must be teachers and understand learning styles;
  • Why one of the most important traits you can illustrate with your team is listening;


  • Developing a healthy team environment that fosters collaboration;
  • Building the appropriate rapport for effective coaching;
  • Learning to listen with an empathetic ear and encourage two-way conversation;
  • Trusting others can build great teams and assist in embracing peer feedback;
  • Confronting tough situations as a team instead of individuals;

If you believe continuous learning is part of becoming a better leader

Contact Jim Fortner

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

— Marian Anderson

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