Leadership vs. Management

MELISSA TIRADO

Often people think that management is the same as leadership. This is not the case. While both roles are essential in every organization, there are significant differences between the two.

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
– Peter Drucker

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.
– John Quincy Adams

Warren Bennis an American scholar, organizational consultant and author who is widely regarded as the pioneer of the contemporary field of leadership, composed a list of the differences between a leader and a manager in his 1989 book titled “On Becoming a Leader“.

The below table reflects some differences:

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In today’s workforce, people look to their managers, not just to assign and delegate tasks, but to define for them a purpose. Employees should be energized! Make them…

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About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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  1. Thank you for sharing!

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