Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What is the difference between management and leadership?

  • Management – makes systems of people and technology work well day after day, week after week, year after year.
    • Planning & budgeting
    • Organizing & staffing
    • Controlling & problem solving
    • Taking complex systems of people and technology and making them run efficiently and effectively, hour after hour, day after day
  • Leadership – creates the systems that managers manage and changes them in fundamental ways to take advantage of opportunities and to avoid hazards
    • Creating vision & strategy
    • Communicating & setting direction
    • Motivating action
    • Aligning people
    • Creating systems that managers can manage and transforming them when needed to allow for growth, evolution, opportunities and hazard avoidance

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