Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things?

Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things?

By Fouad Bendris

Or do they just think differently?

Business people and business theorists love to draw distinctions between management and leadership. They tell us that “managers do things right; leaders do the right thing” and “management is administration, but leadership is innovation.” Management, we seem to think, is what we need to do, but leadership is what we want to do. This is a conundrum that many of us describe, but is it real? Are leadership and management fundamentally different roles in practice? Or do they simply require us to focus on different things?

Fouad Bendris’s insight:
Or do they just think differently? Attitudes toward delegation and development make this distinction even clearer. “Managers” delegated largely as a way to increase efficiency; “leaders” delegated as a way to empower subordinates !

Source:: Strategy & Governance

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