This brilliant post comes from the Great Leadership blog
10 Simple “Truths” about Management vs. Leadership
1. Management and leadership are not the same. Not all leaders are managers and not all leaders are managers. You can be good at one and lousy at the other, or you can be good or bad at both.
2. *Managers plan and budget, organize and staff, control and solve problems, and produce predictability and order.
3. *Leaders establish direction, align people, motivate, inspire, and mentor, and produce change.
*Source: from John Kotter’s What Leaders Really Do, Harvard Business Review.
4. While leadership and management are different, they are complementary and equally important. One is not “gooder” than the other.
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