Leaders and managers can both be found in successful organizations; however, leadership and management are two concepts that tend to be used in the same context, yet they do not mean the same thing. The two terms actually have a significant difference. Leadership is the ability to influences others to voluntarily pursue organizational goals, whereas management is exercising direction of a group/organization through executive administrative and supervisory positions. In some cases, there are those who manage yet do no exercise leadership and there are also those who lead without having any management position (Algahtani, 2014).
Difference between Leaders and Managers
Dr. Covey states that neither leaders or managers are born, this is a statement which I completely agree with. Leaders and managers are made, behavioral theories believe that people go through the process of teaching, learning, and observation, and that it is through this process that leaders, as well as managers are made (Hyacinth, 2014). I believe that as one goes through life, one begins to learn and observe the behaviors of others, it is through certain life experiences that help in the making of a leader or manager.
Leadership has many different definitions. It has …show more content…
This formula is an acronym for 6 qualities a leader should hold. SIMPLE stands for Self-awareness, Influence, Motivation, Practicing what is preached, Leveraging the strength one has, and Empowering those working with you (Subramaniam, 2013). I believe that all are great qualities a leader should hold. Having self-awareness is highly important when being a leader because it helps one determine his/her strengths, weakness, and helps him/her become aware of their capabilities. Knowing this helps a leader know just how much they can handle and will help determine when things are getting out of