Bruce Lynn: author of blogs on Leadership and Management’ and Turning Adversity to Advantage

By: Bruce Lynn

Bruce Lynn is the UK Server Business Group Director for Microsoft UK where he is responsible for leading the server applications tools and platforms business, in areas such as systems infrastructure and line of business (LOB) applications.

Bruce blogs on the topics of ‘Leadership and Management’ and ‘Turning Adversity to Advantage’ at – two topics interrelated in their common thread of how people approach ‘risk.’


Leadership vs. Management

  • Leaders optimise the upside; Managers minimise the downside. Both together net more.

  • Leaders envision possibilities; Managers calculate probabilities. Both together win more.

  • Leaders focus on the ends; Managers focus on the means. Both together reach more.

Results-based Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leader: 4 Specific Attributes

Inspirational Leader: 10 Roles

  • Leaders do the right things; Managers do things right. Doing both together is the right thing.

  • Leaders drive change; Managers maintain consistency. Both together continuously improve.

  • Leader/Manager distinction: “Leaders plant; Managers weed. Both together yield the greatest harvest.


Leadership-Management Synergy      

Correlation Between Major Leadership Schools 


Managerial Leadership

Leadership vs. Management

Leadership-Management Synergy

The Foundation of Leadership: Achieving Results

Effective Leadership

Leader 360

12 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership

12 Effective Leadership Roles

Inspirational Leadership: 10 Roles

Values-based Leadership


Empathic Leadership

Leadership Attributes

The Pitfalls of the Leadership Attributes Model


Effective Manager

New Management Model

Corporate Leader

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

GE Leadership Assessment Survey (LES)

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Leading Change

Leading Innovation

Leading Breakthroughs

Winning Organization

Team Culture

The Tao of Employee Empowerment

Inspiring People

Energizing Employees