What Is the Difference Between Good Leadership and Good Management

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 491
  • Published : November 6, 2006
Open Document
Text Preview
Difference between Good Leadership and Good Management.

Do you want to be led or to be managed? Being led indicate that you are willingly being led by a leader whereas being managed, you are being told what to do and usually not willingly. Warren G. Bennis says "Managers do thing right; leaders do the right thing" I believe this saying is correct because what a Manager does is to complete whatever it is set for he or she to be accomplished and follow the company policy closely. A manager will only need to complete the task set therefore only "doing the task right" regardless of how his or her subordinates feel. Whereas a leader will influence his or her subordinates with his idea before making the right decision. My definition of Management is making the most efficient use of human, physical and financial resources to achieve given objectives; involves planning, monitoring, coordinating and reviewing activities. This would be what a manager would have to go through when given and objective to achieve. The definition of Leadership is to influencing others to achieving desired aims and objectives; leaders set the agenda that managers follow. Ideally, a manager who is also a leader is everyone who wants to follow but it is hard to have both in life.

"Leadership is only a facet of good management." (1). The role of leadership: to provide inspiration, create opportunities, energize people, and make key choices. We need to understand that there are two kinds of leaders: strategic and operational. A strategic leader can predict the company's future and to invest the resources necessary to create it. Operational leader's job is to implementing the vision. Although, there are two different leaders, but there are only four things that it takes to become a Good Leader. They are: selecting talent, motivating people, coaching, and building trust. A good leader should not be afraid of subordinates that are more knowledgeable or talented then him or her as these...
tracking img