Leadership Versus Management

Leadership versus Management
Natalie Arnold
Colorado Technical University Online
Phase1 Discussion Board2
Professor: Ronald Beach
May 22, 2011

Leadership and management are commonly misconceived as the other. In this paper, I will explain the differences between management and leadership.

Leadership versus Management
In any organization, management sets the policies and become proficient at skills that are valuable, and they welcome the morals that are more adopted than required. The most important role of a manager is to use team work and effort in the successful production of ECG. To accomplish this, managers must perform functions such as “listening, informing, focusing the teams on costs, and representing the company to the customer” (Maccoby, 2007; para.6).
A manager cannot just be a leader, though; they must also be a role model for their employees- which are the backbone in any business, and nothing motivates their day to day routines more than the manager; which makes leaders-those who want to ‘follow in the manager’s footsteps’ so to speak. This, in turn makes leadership one of the several strengths a successful, sufficient, and efficient manager must have.
Leadership is just one important factor of the managing and following aspect. Employees not only must be followers but must be leaders as well; who are effective and efficient. Effective leaders “shape the future, make things happen, engage today’s talent, build the next generation, and invest in themselves” (Ulrich, 2011; para.5). An efficient leader, according to Silva Payne (2009; paras.2&3), “allocates resources effectively, are able to quickly see all sides to an issue or problem without bias, and have the ability to put aside their personal attachments and work for the good of the team or project”.
“By definition, managers have subordinates - except their label is honorary and specified as a mark of priority, in which case the label is a misnomer...