I am an Engineering Manager and an Engineering Leader. What is the difference?
This can be an interview question and it is very important to be prepared with a good answer here.
When I was asked this interview question during one of the panel rounds at Anaconda, I really liked this question.
The first obvious difference to come to my mind based on my experience is that as a leader I often try to lead by an example. As a manager, I need to ensure that I manage people and project deliverables.
|One who leads||One who manages|
|Leading by examples and leading from the front||Manage people and projects|
|Influence and motivate the team||Delegate, orchestrate things within the team|
All leaders are not managers