In any business there are Leaders, and Managers. Leaders and managers are close in relation. However, they are different and not everyone is both a leader and a manager. Most people can either be one or the other. With that said, I will talk about the difference between a leader and a manager. I will also give my preference on whether I would want to be a great leader or a great manager. Then I will discuss evidence to support my choice of either a great leader or a great manager. However, not everyone will agree with my choice, therefore there will evidence given to support the opposite choice of mine. Lastly, I will discuss why that other choice might be wrong. Let’s begin with the difference between leader’s and managers. Difference between a Leader and a Manager
Leader: “Leadership is the art of leading others to deliberately create a result that wouldn’t have happened otherwise” (SIYLI, 2013). There are four key elements to being a leader. The first is the leader, second is the tasks, third is others, and the last element is the organization. There are many characteristics a leader brings to the table such as their skills, values, goals, and education. If the leader is good at their position, they will gain followers or people that are willing and wanting to do the work that the leader has put in front of them. A leader influences the outcome of tasks and others. Leaders are also keener on the bigger picture of the company they work for. Manager: A manager “Is in charge of a certain group of tasks, or a certain subset of a company. A manager often has a staff of people who report to him or her” (Business, 2014). Managers often delegate tasks to the employee’s. Tells them what they will be doing during their shift and how it should be done. A great manager can also be a leader, however not every manager is able to do this. Often times a great leader is also a manager. It is funny how things can work out in the business world. With that said,...
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