My understanding from the readings is that managers are different than leaders but a manager can be a leader and vise versa. Managers think more in the short term and are more focused on what needs to be done now and the right way. Leaders typically think more long term, at the bigger picture and doing what is right. Managers are also more likely to be influenced by other peoples opinions where as leaders tend to think more independently and are less swayed by others opinions (although they welcome others input). A manager of a long term care might be concerned with making sure that the care provided is properly and thoroughly charted, but a leader might be more concerned that making sure residents receive high quality care takes priority over the charting.