Running Head: LEADERSHIP VERSUS
Leadership versus Management
LEADERSHIP VERSUS MANAGEMENT
Leadership and management are two distinct but related concepts. These two concepts
should go hand in hand so as to enable an organization achieve its set goals and objectives.
Although leadership and management are different, they are linked and complementary in one way
or another. Leaders and managers hold key positions in an organization and are the main driving
force of an organization’s growth and success. Leadership entails the process of influencing others
and making them to follow you. Management on the other hand entails the process of making
others work for you. Leaders are responsible for setting objectives and direction, and also
challenging the status quo. On the other hand, managers are responsible for maintaining the status
quo and managing their respective teams and groups. This paper will address the differences
between leaders and managers and also the specific personality traits for each.
Key roles managers play in an organization
Managers play various roles in an organization, and as mentioned, they are the driving forces
of an organization’s success and growth. Managers are responsible for controlling resources,
systems, and standards. They are responsible for ensuring that everything works according to plan
and schedule (Armstrong, 2008). They usually focus on the completion of tasks and work. Some
of the managerial activities include;
Planning-this entails planning tasks and resources to ...