There is a difference between leaders and managers. In the facility I work at, I am in ” manager” position on my unit, but it is more a “leadership” role. I take care of the day to day continuity of care for my resident’s.
Managers are tasked with, in my opinion, the legalities of certain situations, ensuring paperwork is up to date, dealing with complaints from families etc. Not as front line.
A leader takes the reins for the people they are in charge of. They listen and solve problems, at times in the moment, listen to concerns from residents, families, staff etc. Leaders ensure a cohesive work place between staff.
Leaders earn the respect of their cohorts, are available to listen and help facilitate change as needed.