Manager vs Director

Toku McCree
2 min readMay 24, 2022

It’s more about identity than skillset

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Some companies hand our director titles like candy, but few really understand the distinction between a manager and a director. So here are some simple guidelines.

Managers focus on doing things, directors focus on how things are done.

Toku McCree

Executive coach and writer. I’ve toured with rock bands, trained as a zen monk, and taught preschool. My hope is that my writing makes you think.