In today's society, everyone wants to be a leader. Being a "leader" is like being the golden child of the business world, and being a "manager" feels like... being the middle child who everyone forgets about. The internet is full of articles that talk about why you should be a leader and not be a manager—that being a leader is much more desirable. While I, too, agree that inspiring others and creating a vision is critical to business success and employee engagement, I also believe that these claims are leaving out a crucial element: context. Instead of focusing on either being a leader or being a manager, we thought more about which situations require leadership and which situations require management. By focusing on leadership and management as verbs instead of nouns, you can shift your attention to what actions are required of you by the specific individual, team, or situation that you are dealing with. You are guaranteed to be more effective by thinking about the actions you need to take based on the context—not just trying to "be a leader."