Leadership versus Management and Their Difference

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Leadership vs. Management: The Difference

There are endless reads on leadership versus management and their differences. Most references are too technical. They focus on duties, tasks and attributes. For example, in Professor Robert Sutton’s post, “True Leaders Are Also Managers,” Sutton focuses on these three things. He is silent on three others though. It is these three that help us…

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Leadership vs. Management: The Difference (Part III)

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Leadership vs. Management: The Difference

Leadership is about people, and management about things. Management will tend to objectify people as resources (i.e. human resources) and rely more heavily on authority from the organization. Thus, management manages all resources given to it by the organization not just people. We cannot make a similar connection between these things and leadership since leadership…

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Leadership vs. Management: The Difference (Part V)

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Leadership vs. Management: The Difference

In a comment about Leadership vs. Management: The Difference (Part III), the commenter described a situation in which she felt certain managers above her did not view her as a leader while her people did. This observation highlights three important aspects of the difference between leadership and management: Leadership is more subjective than management Tension…

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