“Management” vs. “Leadership” Feel Free to speak your mind What works for others may not work for you! We all have: • Different life experiences (value system) • Different knowledge levels • Different stages in our relationships with the team • Different levels of expectations and acceptance From Webster’s • Main Entry: man·age·ment • Pronunciation: \ˈma-nij-mənt\ • Function: noun • Date: 1598 • 1 : the act or art of managing : the conducting or supervising of something (as a business) 2 : judicious use of means to accomplish an end 3 : the collective body of those who manage or direct an enterprise • — man·age·men·tal \ˌma-nij-ˈmen-təl\ adjective From Webster’s • Main Entry: lead·er • Pronunciation: \ˈlē-dər\ • Function: noun • Date: 14th century • 1 : something that leads: as a : a primary or terminal shoot of a plant b : tendon, sinew c plural : dots or hyphens (as in an index) used to lead the eye horizontally : ellipsis 2 d chiefly British : a newspaper editorial e (1) : something for guiding fish into a trap (2) : a short length of material for attaching the end of a fishing line to a lure or hook f : loss leader g : something that ranks first h : a blank section at the beginning or end of a reel of film or recorded tape 2 : a person who leads: as a : guide, conductor b (1) : a person who directs a military force or unit (2) : a person who has commanding authority or influence c (1) : the principal officer of a British political party (2) : a party member chosen to manage party activities in a legislative body (3) : such a party member presiding over the whole legislative body when the party constitutes a majority d (1) : conductor c (2) : a first or principal performer of a group Traits of a Successful Manager • Organization – Knows what’s going on at all times • Technical Knowledge – Able to perform as well as any subordinate • Courage – Ability to confront issues (people and technical) • Drive for results – Will not accept less than success Traits of a Successful Leader • Integrity – Sets the example for others • Initiative – Risk taker, action oriented • Innovation – Ability to resolve issues in new ways • Communication – Ability to cascade thoughts and expectations. • Motivational – Ability to equitably motivate at all levels Is there a difference? • Ask yourself: “Would I rather be Managed or Led?” • Management comes from authority (position) • Leadership can come from anyone We asked the question: “ Management vs. Leadership: How do you see it ” professionals weighed in with their opinions! ® Quotations may be attributed incorrectly. This is an unedited edition of “Let the People Speak.” ™ “What is the difference between Management & Leadership?” M. Al Zoubi wrote: S. Slater wrote: Management is working in the system; A manager get things done via planning and Leadership is working on the System. delegation. Tasks are assigned and results are Managers gain authority by position; obtained via others efforts. Leaders gains it by influence and character. Management is reaching goals; Leadership A leader get things done by holding a vision, is fulfilling a vision. modeling behaviors and inspiring action. Management cares about efficiency; Leadership is concerned with effectiveness. “What is the difference between Management & Leadership?” S. McGannon wrote: A great manager is a tactician, capable of planning his next three moves, and contingencies for each. A great leader is someone who is capable of seeing the field, articulating the goals, weighing the tactics against these goals, and being so human and approachable that people want to crawl across broken glass to accomplish them. (Strategist) They are not mutually exclusive; but are certainly rare in combination. “What is the difference between Management & Leadership?” M. McNabb wrote: I would have to agree with the great John Kotter in the HBR "What Leaders Really Do." Kotter (1990, P.104) begins by saying, "Smart organizations value both and work hard to make each a part of the team." MANAGING is about... LEADERSHIP is about… Coping with complexity which includes... Coping with change which includes… ~Planning & Budgeting ~Setting Direction ~Organizing & Staffing ~Aligning People ~Controlling & Problem Solving ~Motivating & Inspiring The leader will set the direction but a great manager will say based on that we need planning and budgeting to make it come true, and so on. There are but a few companies that are (or have been) blessed with both at the C-levels. “What is the difference between Management & Leadership?” G. Goel wrote: T. Bell wrote: A person working on his vision is I'll offer a rather simplistic yet often a leader, else he becomes a profound perspective; someone once manager to fulfill a leader's said "Managers do things right, while leaders do the right things!" vision. Perhaps the same individual also said "You manage things; you lead people!!" “What is the difference between Management & Leadership?” M. Willoughby wrote: Leaders and managers from my perspective are very different professions. Leaders are the go-getters. They want to change things, they think outside of the square and they make it happen. I see managers as managing the day-to-day issues. “What is the difference between Management & Leadership?” S. Symington wrote: To be a manager simply requires that you have a title and some employees. Maybe a budget. But . . . To be a leader requires followers. Anyone can lead, from any position. It only requires that someone. . . or two or three. . . .follows. And sometimes, the very best leaders are--the first followers. The ones who jump on someone else's suggestion with enthusiasm and says "let's do it!" “What is the difference between Management & Leadership?” W. Pearce wrote: A good manager gets his subordinates to focus inwardly on process quality and product delivery, good communications, and both business and personal professional development. A good leader gets his subordinates to focus outwardly on vision realization, mission attainment, and goal accomplishment. Both are necessary to maximize the opportunities for success. “What is the difference between Management & Leadership?” G. Sullam wrote: The focus of a manager is on money results, the focus of a leader is on people. A good manager of a profitable company see people as "instruments" in order to reach his objectives of sales, profits, ROI. A good leader of a political party, or an organization sees material things as instruments to satisfy his goals, usually the betterment of his people. To summarize, the leader sees money as means, in order to improve people's life; the manager sees people as means in order to reach his money objective. But the managers will never admit this truth. You can distinguish a manager from a leader, when money is scarce: a manager will fire people, to return to profits, while a leader will do everything to avoid it. “What is the difference between Management & Leadership?” N. Zagalsky wrote: I once heard someone say that managers motivate subordinates by winning their fear while leaders motivate followers by winning their love. “What is the difference between Management & Leadership?” B. Breen wrote: The biggest difference between managers and leaders is the way they motivate the people who work or follow them. Leaders inspire, have vision and set direction, lead people and have followers. They cultivate loyalty are charismatic and have a transformational style. They are passionate, amplify strengths; are people focus, risk-seeking and have empathy for others. Managers have a position of authority and emphasize control. Management style is transactional and tends to be reaction and minimize risk.
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