We often hear about the difference between managing and leading. Management guru, the late Stephen Covey famously said: “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” So, another way of describing the difference between the two would be said that management is doing things right and leadership is doing the right thing.
In an article for the e-magazine, Chron, Tara Duggan wrote about the difference between effective management and effective leadership. She reminds us that successful leaders establish a clear direction for their organisations and teams. “Leaders motivate and inspire people to take action, and they enable transitions and transformations. Effective managers, on the other hand, control and direct people according to established policies and procedures. They ensure that day-to-day operations flow smoothly.”
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Today’s organisations need men and women who are both effective as managers and as leaders. I would also add that managers at every level should also use their leadership skills so they can inspire their people to always give their best.