Management and Leadership

Management and Leadership
Tanekia Parker
MGT 330
Cindy Wolfe
July 25, 20xx

Management and Leadership
To be successful in today‚Äôs business industry, a combination of both leadership and management skills is required. The two terms are often interchanged and many people believe that the two words carry the same meaning however each term has unique and very different definitions and characteristics from each other. This paper will differentiate between management and leadership, identify the roles and responsibilities of each, explain how the role and responsibilities of leaders in an organization are critical to creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture and it will provide some recommendations to creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture.  
Management can be defined as the skillful planning, budgeting, organizing, staffing, handling or controlling of the business (Adamchik, 2005). The management role is to make things happen and keep work on track and to supervise endless details. Most managers tend to work strictly by the rules and within the system; they enforce the company rules and control people by pushing them in the right direction. Managers are usually autocratic and do not seek the input of others. Managers are tasked with the responsibilities of planning programs, getting and distributing resources allocations, budgeting operating finances, evaluating programs, and implementing program or staffing changes when needed (Kotelnikov, 2005).
Leadership is the process of directing the behavior of others toward the accomplishment of some common objective. It is influencing people to get things done to a standard and quality above their norm as opposed to pushing people in the right direction (Kotelnikov, 2005). Leaders take and approach that is within the same lines but on the opposite end of a managers. Leaders are more inspiring and are coaches, they create vision and empowerment. Leaders work more on the system as...