What is the difference between management and leadership? I have seen a wide range of answers for that questions, including:
“The biggest difference between managers and leaders is the way they motivate the people who work or follow them. Managers have subordinates while leaders have followers.”
“Leadership is just one of the many assets a successful manager must possess.”
I do not agree with either of those arguments, for the fact that they are narrow minded. In my opinion, if we take into consideration the bigger picture, management is about being efficient while leadership is about being effective.
Management is doing the things right, while leadership is doing the right things. Leaders must have a vision, while managers must ensure that people are working efficiently to achieve that vision.
Do you agree? What is your answer for the question above?