Unit 2 Leadership & Management
Demonstrate your understanding of the link between management and leadership
Explain the relationship between management and leadership
Good Management and leadership are key players for a successful business. These are two individual roles which are very closely connected to one another as they both involve working with people and organising them to achieve a common goal.
Leaders focus on the bigger picture, they set a vision and defines success which involves inspiring and influencing the management team. Management control or direct people according to the organisations principles, it’s a more task orientated.
Warren Bennis states "Managers are people who do things right and leaders are people who do the right thing." Warren Bennis listed the following the differences :-
The main differences between management and leadership are as follows :- Essence Managers are about firmness; leaders are about modification RulesManagers make the rules; leaders break them for the sake of their organisation Approach Managers plan the detail; Leaders set the direction Culture Managers execute; Leaders shape the culture
Conflict Managers most often avoid conflict; Leaders uses conflict as an asset, there is no movement without conflict Direction Managers like to go down the existing road; leaders take the new road Credit Managers take credit; Leaders give credit
Decisions Managers make the decision; Leaders oversee a decision Vision Managers tell; Leaders sell the vision and direction Style Managers tend to use a transactional style; Leaders have a transformational style