In order to address this question we have to first discuss the difference between leaders and managers. Both are important to the success of an organization or institution, but there is a fundamental philosophical and operational difference between a leader and a manager. And the differences become even more compelling in government.
Maybe one of the most iconic characters in our media pop culture is Mary Poppins who is known for her positive thinking. Her classic A Spoonful of Sugar song so accurately explains that “with every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.”