What is the difference between a manager and a leader?
Is there a difference between leadership and management?
I think the two are related, but very different. Management is a skill, but leadership is a quality. I have known good managers who were not good leaders, and vice versa. The difference is that a manager evaluates and assigns resources where needed in order to keep things running. A leader establishes confidence and trust with his/her people and can persuade them to deliver results because they want the approval of their leader. A skilled manager who is also a strong leader is always better than either one without the other.
To build on what Joseph has said, the role of a manager has changed dramatically, particularly over the past decade. Before then, a manager’s job was largely about understanding and interpreting data. Technology digitized those tasks and freed up managers to contribute in a different way. The role of manager evolved, as did the expectation: managers are now expected to have vision and lead by example and their success became measured by their ability to inspire and motivate others—skills that were once considered the exclusive purview of only the most senior corporate executives.
Unfortunately many managers, if not most, are not appropriately prepared or trained to deal with a role that is so undefined. These high achievers are used to being evaluated on their ability to master tangible tasks. Now they’re in a role where the measures appear subjective; they must achieve their goals with limited direction and the outcomes of their efforts are often ambiguous.
by telesiah 7 years ago
What is the difference between a leader and a manager?
by smmwangeka 6 years ago
Difference between a manager and a leader
by Renee' D. Campbell 6 years ago
In your opinion, what is the difference between leadership and management?
by mukesh26550 4 years ago
Different between leader and manager
by javid1985 6 years ago
What is the difference between leadership styles and types of leadership?
by hubchief - pen name 9 years ago
I spent whole this evening debating the leadership however, I want to ask hubbers, what is leadership in your view. Define.. Do you think leaders and managers are the same or different?Only serious content please!
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