Am I the last one to get an Amazon Plog? I logged in today and noticed this little tidbit hanging out in the corner. A quick google shows that the Plog has been around since 2004. Apparently, a Plog is a “personalized weblog” containing posts from a variety of sources including book authors on Amazon. It strikes me as mainly a personalized marketing tool, so I’m not complaining about not noticing a Plog until now.

That said, the post shown on as my first and, as of yet, lone Plog entry was something I enjoyed. It’s a quote:

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Such wise words. Someone I know and respect recently gave a speech about leadership. In her speech, she makes certain to differentiate between managers. A good and efficient manager is not necessarily also a good leader. A manager may be able to get things done, but a leader inspires and motivates a team to not simply get things done, but go above and beyond to accomplish amazing feats.

This quote eloquently speaks of the difference between a manager and a leader. Which do you strive to be?