You may have heard that a manager is not necessarily a leader. Why is that? The difference is that leaders earn that title based on their actions. One does not automatically assume the title "leader" as when someone obtains the title of "manager." A true leader emerges from not only how they treat others, but also how they inspire them to do their best work and to be successful. You've probably also heard that not everyone is a natural born leader, and leadership can be taught.